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A white woman with shoulder-length hair in shades of grey, brown and blond smiles at the camera. She is wearing thick glasses with tortoise-shell and purple frames. They magnify her unusual eyes and the fine wrinkles beneath them.

Hannah Thompson

Principal Investigator, Royal Holloway University of London

Hannah is a partially blind academic and activist. She is Professor of French and Critical Disability Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research interests include nineteenth-century French literature, blindness in literature and culture, and audio description as translation. She has developed the influential theory of ‘Blindness Gain’ and is currently Principal Investigator on The Sensational Museum.