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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
Dr Alexandra Courtois de Vicose Lecturer in AHVC 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 Senior Lecturer; 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 Katerina Harris Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture, specialising in medieval, renaissance, and early modern art Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Rosalind Hayes Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Marcus Jack Lecturer in Contemporary Art and Curation investigating counternarratives in visual culture through analyses of infrastructure, statehood and socio-economics, with a specialism in artists’ film and video since 1960. 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 Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture; 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 Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Curation; 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 netw 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 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Streatham Campus, Exeter
Honorary University Fellows
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
Mie Al-Missned PhD Art History and Visual Culture; Rites Without Passage: Ritual Performativity in Transnational Networks of Contemporary Art Streatham Campus, Exeter
Hana Alsimsimi MPhil Art History and Visual Culture; The Impact of Economic and Social Changes on Saudi Contemporary Arts Streatham Campus, Exeter
Luca Brunke PhD Art History and Visual Culture; Research-based 3D modelling for built heritage environments: dynamic data linkage, interoperability and the documentation of uncertainty Streatham Campus, Exeter
Nihan Cetintas PhD Art History and Visual Culture; TURQUERIE AND CONSUMPTION IN BRITAIN 1717-1775 Streatham Campus, Exeter
Chloë Edwards PhD Art History and Visual Culture (Part-Time); Listen Without Prejudice: Queer Masculinities in the Popular Music Cultures of Thatchers Britain Streatham Campus, Exeter
Yining Fu PhD Art History and Visual Culture; Architectural Heritage Conservation in China: Historical Development in Early Modern Periods Streatham Campus, Exeter
Sam Godfrey PhD Art History and Visual Culture by Practice; Creeping into myself: smocking, pleating, and folding as transgender orientation Streatham Campus, Exeter
Mark Hodge PhD Art History and Visual Culture; The Last Castle in the Empire: Castle Drogo and its connections to International Modernism in the South West of England. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Jia Liu MPhil Art History and Visual Culture; Western Influence on the Development of Early-modern Print Culture of China – Political Satire in Late Qing Period Streatham Campus, Exeter
Anna McGee PhD Art History and Visual Culture; Dynamic Interiors: Transitional and Liminal Spaces in Florence’s Early Modern Palazzi Streatham Campus, Exeter
Cecilia Neil-Smith PhD Art History and Visual Culture; Androgyny and the Sea in Victorian Aestheticism Streatham Campus, Exeter
Ahmed Qadiri MPhil Art History and Visual Culture; An Exploration of the Significance of Pre-Islamic Arabian Architecture in the Context of World Architecture History and How the Advent of Islam Influenced and Transformed this Legacy Streatham Campus, Exeter
Michelle Reynolds PhD Art History and Visual Culture; Identity, Representation, and Style: The New Woman Illustrator and Cartoonist in Britain, c.1870-1915 Streatham Campus, Exeter
Sarah Spencer PhD Art History and Visual Culture; The Impact of Venice on the urban form and piazze of its subject cities on the Terraferma and the Stato da Mar (1400-1550) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Fangxu Sun PhD Art History and Visual Culture; The political discourse of Chinese visual parody art after the reform and opening-up Streatham Campus, Exeter
Jo Sutherst PhD Art History and Visual Culture (Part-Time, Distance Learning); The ‘algorithmic gaze’ and its impact on our identity and sense of being human. Streatham Campus, Exeter
Estrella Torrico Cuadrado PhD Art History and Visual Culture; Talking Statues: An Italian Communicative Phenomenon from the Renaissance to the Present Day Streatham Campus, Exeter
Mr Sebastian Tym PhD Art History and Visual Culture; Gustave Doré's History of Holy Russia Streatham Campus, Exeter
Miao Wang PhD Art History and Visual Culture; The Fluid Space: the dilemma of constructing the subjective self in the Chinese social media environment-A study with the approach of Contemporary Art Practice Streatham Campus, Exeter
Si Xiao PhD Art History and Visual Culture; Yuanmingyuan’s Treasure: Biographies of the Qianlong Emperors Manuscript Streatham Campus, Exeter
Cathy Zhang PhD Art History and Visual Culture; Enhancing the family learning in museums Streatham Campus, Exeter
Qi Zhou PhD Art History and Visual Culture; Visual Culture of Chinese Ceramic for External Communication in 17th to 18th Century Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professional services staff
Steve Bassett Department Manager. Streatham Campus, Exeter