My research to date as focused on the themes of home and masculinity in post-war British art. This work emerged out of my PhD thesis and post-doctoral work at the Geffrye. I have published numerous articles on this work and I am currently completing a book titled Art and Masculinity In Post-War Britain: Reconstructing Home (due to be published with Bloomsbury in 2019). This book considers home as an unstable entity at this historical moment, imbued with the optimism and hopes of post-war recovery, while continuing to resonate with the memories and anxieties of wartime. It argues that artworks offer insights into the experience of the reconstruction of home in Britain in this period, in that they make visible and help to negotiate these contradictions. It focuses on John Bratby, Francis Bacon, Keith Vaughan, Francis Newton Souza, Victor Pasmore, and Gilbert and George.
My new research project will address queer migrations in British art since 1945. It will place the development of queer art and culture in Britain in a global context of decolonisation, migration, and globalisation by exploring queer artists and artworks 'on the move', both physically and psychologically. Case studies will include David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Rotimi Fani-Koyode, and Isaac Julien, amongst others.