I would welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduate students hoping to undertake research relating to my research and teaching interests in British art (especially in the Victorian period); classical reception studies; the history and theory of museums; art and animals; art and imperialism; art and industry.
Current Research Students
• Zoe Fox, The Political Power of Urban Transformation: A Comparative Historical Analysis of the Augustan and Fascist Building Programs in the Heart of Rome’s Centro Storico, Part Time, 2020- (co-supervised with Professor Diana Spencer, Classics/LANS, and Dr Lloyd Jenkins, Geography/LANS)
• Alan Bean, Natural Piety and Sentiment: Landscape, Children and Religion in the paintings of William Collins R.A. (1788-1847), 2020- (co-supervised with Dr Claire Jones and Dr Jessica Fay)
• Annabelle Gillmore, Slavery and Empire on Display at Charlecote Park, M4C-funded CDA with the National Trust, 2020- (as second supervisor; co-supervised with Dr Kate Smith and the National Trust)
• Delaram Motlagh, Victorian Cleopatras: Sexuality, Race and Empire at the Fin de Siecle, M4C funded, 2020 - (co-supervised with Dr Ellie Dobson and Professor Rebecca Mitchell)
• Shawn Bullock, Reframing the Tourist Picturesque: Intersections of photographic technologies and visual cultures in the British Empire, Part Time, 2021-
• Alessia Attanasio, From Vesuvius to the Thames: The fortunes of Baroque Neapolitan art in English collections, Full Time M4C funded, 2022-
Previous Research Students
• Katy Owen, Making an Exhibition of Herself. Professional Female Artists and Birmingham’s Art Culture from 1860 to 1920, College of Arts and Law Doctoral Scholarship, 2018-2022 (co-supervised with Dr Zoë Thomas, History).
• Clare Matthews, Classical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Industrial Cities, AHRC M3C funded PhD, 2017-2021 (co-supervised with Dr Mark Bradley, Classics, Nottingham University)
• Rebecca Savage, The Great Western Rail Posters of 1930-39, College of Arts and Law funded, MRes, 2017-18 (co-supervised with Dr Claire Jones)
• Katherine Reeve, Making a Modern Miranda: How Shakespeare’s Miranda became a figure of Victorian modernity, with reference to John Bell’s Parian statuette, Miranda (1850), MRes, 2016-18 (co-supervised with Dr Rebecca N. Mitchell, English, University of Birmingham)
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