Staff in Art History, Curating and Visual Studies

Dr Francesca Berry

Dr Francesca Berry

Senior Lecturer

My specialisms are: French art, design and visual culture 1850-1940; Edouard Vuillard, the Nabis and domesticity; the representation of the domestic interior across a range of modern visual media; feminist methodologies.

Professor Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll

Professor Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll

Professorial Fellow
Chair of Global Art History

Professor Carroll specializes in global histories and contemporary art. Problems of restitution, indigenous heritage, and colonial museums from the sixteenth century to the present are her focus. Her research explores processes for decolonising institutional practice and Western notions of commemoration. Professor Carroll’s work has resulted in a number of research-led projects in ...

Dr Sophie Hatchwell

Dr Sophie Hatchwell

Lecturer in History of Art

I am an historian of visual culture, and my research focuses on text-image relationship and the dissemination of art in Britain in the 20th century. My research has been supported by the Barnes-Graham Trust and Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

Dr David Hemsoll

Dr David Hemsoll

Senior Lecturer

David Hemsoll is a specialist in Renaissance art and architecture, especially of Rome, Florence and Venice, and he has written extensively in this area. He also has a particular interest in architectural theory and the methodology of architectural design.

Dr Vendula Hnídková

Dr Vendula Hnídková

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow

The main focus of my research is modern and contemporary architectural production in Central Europe as framed by questions of national identities, internationalism, interrelations between architecture and politics which leads me to rewriting art history from the margins.

Dr Claire Jones

Dr Claire Jones

Lecturer in History of Art

My specialisms are French and British sculpture and the decorative arts 1800-1900, with a particular interest in intersections between sculpture and the decorative arts, between art and industry, and in curating the decorative. 

Dr Elizabeth L'Estrange

Dr Elizabeth L'Estrange

Lecturer in History of Art
Head of Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies

My teaching and research focuses on the art and culture of the late medieval and early modern period, especially illuminated manuscripts and book culture, and French and Burgundian court art. Within these areas, I work specifically on women as subjects and consumers of visual cultures, text-image relations, and the querelle des femmes. My research addresses, for instance, questions of maternity, ...

Dr Kate Nichols

Dr Kate Nichols

Birmingham Fellow

I am an art historian of Britain and the British Empire between c.1815-1920.

Dr Gregory Salter

Dr Gregory Salter

Lecturer in History of Art

I am a specialist in British art after 1945. My research to date has focused on home and masculinity in this period, and I am developing a new project on queer migrations in British art after 1945.

Dr Camilla Smith

Dr Camilla Smith

Lecturer

I specialise in eighteenth–century Swiss, and to a lesser extent, British visual cultures, with a growing interest in German visual cultures in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I gained my research council funded PhD from the University of Birmingham in December 2007 and was appointed lecturer at Birmingham in 2008. My research into Anglo-Swiss relations has been awarded ...

Dr Jutta Vinzent

Dr Jutta Vinzent

Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture

Jutta Vinzent specializes in modern and contemporary art. She focuses on issues of exile, migration studies and postcolonialism with a particular emphasis on art practices, exhibition cultures, spatio-temporal issues, religion and self/identity formation related to avant-garde, modern and contemporary art in Germany, the UK and their colonies. In this context, Vinzent has become intrigued by the ...

Honorary staff