Helen Rollins, MA
Head of the Academic Council, Lecturer & Chair of the Art Department
Helen Rollins graduated as top student in Corpus Christi College at Cambridge University, with a double first in modern languages. She was also a boursière étrangère at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon. At twenty-two, she taught French language, film and literature at Eton College, leaving that post two years later to work as a filmmaker. In her cinematic work, she explores ideas of desire, repression and loss. She has a particular interest in psychoanalysis, continental philosophy and film and literature from the French and Spanish-speaking world. Helen Rollins is affiliated with the Global Centre for Advanced Studies as head of the academic council as well as a professor and Chair of the Art Department at GCAS.