My research is about points of uncertainty, where ideas get messy and unclear, where they flex and mutate. I am an art historian by training, a design historian by inclination but I choose material first and formenost because it helps unpack complex ideas. To this end, I have used ballet costumes to consider the nature of the historical artefact, mudlarking and kintsugi to interrogate uncertainty, science fiction to question potemkin villages and a TV dating show to consider taboos around body hair. I am passionate about learning and teaching and currently studying for a professional doctorate in education at Cambridge to supplement my role as Director of Learning and Teaching for the School of Critical Studies and Creative Industries.
Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture