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Dr Fiona Allen Lens-based media; medical humanities; histories and aesthetics of militancy in the 1960s and 70s; critical theory and the historiography of art. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Fiona Cox Head of Department. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Lotte Crawford Lecturer specialising in intersectional and decolonial approaches to modern British decorative and applied arts (1880-1950) including transnational, queer and feminist approaches to modern and contemporary art, craft and design Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Jamie Edwards Lecturer in Renaissance and Early Modern art history and visual culture. Research focusses on Netherlandish art c. 1400-1600, with particular interests in the Brueghel dynasty of artists. I also teach Italian Renaissance art. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Daniel Fountain Expert in contemporary art and visual culture, with particular emphasis on queer, feminist and decolonial approaches to art history. Research interests include queer art and culture, craft, textiles, and practice-research. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Gabriella Giannachi Director of Centre for Intermedia and specialist in art and technology, including presence research, mixed and virtual reality, and collaborates with artists, galleries and museums towards research that informs the exhibition, documentation, archiving and replay of mixed media. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Meredith Hale Specialist in Netherlandish art of the early modern period (c. 1550-1700). Research interests include: early modern print culture, particularly political satire and international print markets, and issues related to materiality and the reception of works of art. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Hannah Halliwell Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Katerina Harris Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Rosalind Hayes Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Marcus Jack Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor David Houston Jones Contemporary visual culture, in particular photography, installation art, questions of art, evidence and the forensic. Epistemologies and representations of the face in photography, video, performance and installation; testimony, archives and the artist as archivist. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Nick Kaye History of post-war experimental performance, with emphasis on the relationship between performance and the development of ideas and practices through sculpture, architectural theory, conceptual and performance art, aspects of experimental music, installation, video art & video. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Camille Mathieu Research interests include the materialities of imperialism, the art, architecture, archaeology, and urbanism of France and its colonies from the eighteenth through the early twentieth century. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Fabrizio Nevola Head of AHVC and Deputy Head of Department. Art, architecture and urbanism in Renaissance Italy; public space in early modern Europe; digital humanities applied to art history and visual culture, with a focus on spatial methods. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Melissa Percival Art, literature and thought of eighteenth-century France; discourses and visualizations of the human face; physiognomy and theories of character; history of emotions; aesthetics (pastiche, capriccio); imagination and fantasy in painting; portraiture and risk. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Sabrina Rahman Interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersection of modern design, class and ethnicity in Austria-Hungary and the British Empire; also art historiography, museum studies, and global cultures of housing. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Tom Trevor Specialist in contemporary art and curation, focusing on socially engaged practice and context-led projects. Researching the ‘contemporary’ in relation to biopolitics, decolonisation, climate emergency and the digital network society. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Yue Zhuang Interdisciplinary approach to history and theory of designed landscapes, gardens and architecture in China and Britain in 17th-18th centuries. Cultural contacts and entanglements between China and Europe in the 17th -18th centuries. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Research Staff
Dr David Rosenthal Streatham Campus, Exeter
Honorary University Fellows
Ms Rebecca Alexander Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Ms Lara Goodband Honorary Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Sam Smiles Honorary Professor Streatham Campus, Exeter
Academic Staff in other Departments who teach into AHVC
Professor Oliver Creighton Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Felicity Gee Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Elena Isayev Research interests range from reconstructing histories of pre-Roman groups in south Italy, by using the rich material remains, to deconstructing theories of generation conflict and youth in republican Rome. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Emma Loosley Oriental Christian and early Islamic Art, Architecture and Archaeology; European Travellers in the Middle East; Themes of syncretism and inter-religious and inter-cultural exchange in the Middle East and surrounding area. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Chloe Paver German museum exhibitions and memorial sites; cultural memory; representations of the Third Reich in German and Austrian fiction and film. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor John Plunkett Research centres on Victorian visual culture, particularly illustration, optical toys, photography and visual perception. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Debra Ramsay Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Heike Roms Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Corinna Wagner Research focus on Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British political culture, Gothic literature, art and architecture, Romantic and Victorian Medievalism, Medicine, the Body and the Arts, and Foucault and Panopticism (architectural and medical). Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Phil Wickham Curator of The Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture. Phil has written and lectured extensively on film and TV, particularly on British culture and identity Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Paul Williams Comics and graphic novels; race and ethnicity; post-apocalyptic fictions. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Patricia Zakreski Her work is primarily in the field of inter-art criticism in the nineteenth century, and has recently focussed on the relationship between women's work and art, exploring the connections that existed between artistic, commercial, and gender economies. Streatham Campus, Exeter
PhD students
Luca Brunke Streatham Campus, Exeter
Chloë Edwards Streatham Campus, Exeter
Sarah Godfrey Streatham Campus, Exeter
Anna McGee Streatham Campus, Exeter
Juanita Navarro Paez Streatham Campus, Exeter
Cecilia Neil-Smith Streatham Campus, Exeter
Michelle Reynolds Streatham Campus, Exeter
Sarah Spencer Streatham Campus, Exeter
Jo Sutherst Streatham Campus, Exeter
Hao Tian Streatham Campus, Exeter
Estrella Torrico Cuadrado Streatham Campus, Exeter
Mr Sebastian Tym Streatham Campus, Exeter
Cathy Zhang Streatham Campus, Exeter
Qi Zhou Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professional services staff
Steve Bassett Department Manager. Streatham Campus, Exeter