DentDr Shirley Dent
Head of Communications
Shirley was formerly Communications Director for the Academy of Ideas. She continues as the Battle Satellites director and is also an Associate Fellow of the Academy of Ideas. Shirley writes and comments widely on arts and literature, including a regular blog at Guardian Arts Unlimited, and reviews for The Times Literary Supplement. She sits on the editorial board of the humanities journal, The Grey Zone and researched the editorial and bibliographic history of William Blake’s works for her PhD, co-authoring a book on the subject with Jason Whittaker, Radical Blake. She continues to contribute academic essays to scholarly collections: this year she is writing three more chapters for collected editions, one on copyright, one on censorship and one on the hymn Jerusalem and its use by the far right. Shirley was formerly Head of Communications at the Policy Studies Institute and Assistant Editor at the New Humanist.