Khadija welcomes enquiries from prospective postgraduate students wishing to research any subject that overlaps with her interests.
If you are a prospective student, a work sample and interview precedes the application. As Khadija is on research leave the head of PG studies should also be included in any preliminary enquiries about studying in the department.
Current PhD students include:
- Azadeh Sarjooghian; ‘Identity and Gender Stereotypes: The Representation of Muslim Men’s and Women’s Bodies in Contemporary Middle Eastern Art’
This research attempts to further the analytical research on Middle Eastern art and gender by considering the impact of globalisation on local gender relations, and by taking masculinities into account so as to assess the interactions between the stereotypical representation of Muslim men’s and women’s gender practices. The project engages with various fields including Middle Eastern art criticism, the social aspects of contemporary curatorial practices, Muslim feminist theory, critical studies of men and masculinity, and postcolonial theory
- Stacey Kennedy; ‘Women's agency in the African Contemporary Art World; exploring Afropolitan art networks’
This research addresses women’s agency in the African contemporary art world, through an exploration in real time of the spaces in which the art world is made - for example art fairs, galleries, auction houses, exhibitions, museums. An investigation into the concept of ‘Afropolitanism’- cosmopolitanism with a connection to Africa- is crucial to this work, as I investigate how women negotiate and connect global art spaces. The project is interdisciplinary and uses Anthropology and Art History methodologies and research practices to contribute to the study of African Art History and debates around gender and feminism within Africa and its diasporas in the contemporary moment.
- Stephanie Misa; 'Of Bastard Tongues and Ghosts in the Archive' (University of the Arts Helsinki).
Find out more - our PhD History of Art page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.