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Dr Kristin Lindfield-Ott

MA, MLitt, PhD, Dr, Programme Leader BA (Hons) Literature and BA (Hons) History & Literature

Inverness College UHI
Midmills Campus, E119

t: +44 (0)1463 273341

Available to talk to the media about

  • James Macpherson and Badenoch
  • Literature in Scotland
  • Eighteenth-century Scottish Culture and History
  • History writing
  • National identity - British, Scottish, Highlands, etc.
  • Erotic writing, gender and pornography


Dr Kristin Lindfield-Ott joined UHI in 2012, after working at the University of St Andrews, and she is a graduate of the universities of Bonn (Germany) and St Andrews. Kristin is the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Literature and BA (Hons) History & Literature. She is based at Inverness College UHI.

Kristin's research and teaching are driven by her interest in Scottish and British identity, the relationship between place and writing, and her love for the eighteenth century. In particular, she is fascinated by James Macpherson of 'Ossian' fame - an understudied 'man of letters'. She is passionate about public engagement and involving students and the public in academic research, and gives regular public lectures in and around the Highlands and Islands.

Current research

Macpherson's Ossianic Legacy - book (Macpherson the Historian, fortchoming 2018 with Edinburgh UP), articles on national identity in Macpherson's work and on history writing in the eighteenth century; community engagement project in Badenoch (http://macphersonsossianiclegacy.wordpress.com)

Michel Faber and place: Easter Ross in literature

Languages spoken

English, German