Academic staff by research and supervision areas

Dr Francesca Berry

Dr Francesca Berry

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

Research and supervision areas:

  • French modernist art, design and visual culture 1850-1940
  • Magazines, exhibitions and mass culture in France 1900-1940
  • Art, the interior and domesticity
  • Edouard Vuillard and the Nabis
  • Femininities and Feminisms
  • Parisian modernisms and modernity

Professor Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll

Professor Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll

Professorial Fellow
Chair of Global Art History

Research and supervision areas:

  • Contemporary art
  • World history
  • Global art
  • Performance, film, installation
  • Indigenous art

Dr Jamie Edwards

Dr Jamie Edwards

Teaching Fellow in Renaissance and Early Modern Art

Jamie Edwards researches Western European art of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with a particular emphasis on Netherlandish painting. He holds a Ph.D. that examined the art of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525 to 1569) and his contemporaries. His Doctoral research was funded by The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Dr Sophie Hatchwell

Teaching Fellow

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. 

Dr David Hemsoll

Dr David Hemsoll

Senior Lecturer

Research and supervision areas:

  • Renaissance/Early Modern art and architecture in Italy
  • Renaissance/Early Modern architectural theory
  • The Classical tradition and the revival of Antiquity
  • Architectural drawings
  • Michelangelo

Dr Claire Jones

Dr Claire Jones

Lecturer in History of Art

Research and supervision areas:

  • Sculpture in nineteenth-century France and Britain Sculpture and childhood
  • The decorative arts
  • Discourses of materials and of making
  • Histories of collecting and display 

Dr Elizabeth L'Estrange

Dr Elizabeth L'Estrange

Lecturer in History of Art

Research and supervision areas:

  • Manuscripts and early printed books, especially Books of Hours
  • Art at the French and Burgundian Courts c. 1400-1600
  • Women as patrons and consumers of late medieval early modern art
  • Text-image relations
  • The querelle des femmes in art and literature

 

Dr Kate Nichols

Dr Kate Nichols

Birmingham Fellow

Research and supervision areas:

  • Victorian visual culture
  • Art and imperialism
  • Classical Reception Studies
  • Animal studies
  • Art and industry
  • The politics of collecting and display

 

Dr Markian Prokopovych

Dr Markian Prokopovych

Leverhulme Research Fellow

Research and supervision areas:

  • Modern urban history
  • Architecture in central Europe, 1850-1939
  • Museums and art collecting in Austria-Hungary

Professor Matthew Rampley

Professor Matthew Rampley

Chair of Art History

Research and supervision areas:

  • Aesthetics and the philosophy of art history
  • Art criticism and the historiography of art
  • Art and the natural sciences
  • Museums and art collecting
  • The art and architecture of central Europe since 1800
  • Art and theories of nationalism

Dr Gregory Salter

Dr Gregory Salter

Lecturer in History of Art

Research ad supervision areas:

  • British art after 1945
  • Masculinities
  • Queer art histories
  • Art and home
  • Art and migration

Dr Samuel Shaw

Teaching Fellow in Modern European and North American Art

I specialise in British art and exhibition culture c.1850 to the present day, with a particular focus on the turn of the century. Recent research has also covered human-animal relations in visual culture.

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 Nóra Veszprémi

Dr Nóra Veszprémi

Leverhulme Research Fellow

Research areas:

  • Nineteenth-century Hungarian and Austrian art
  • Representations of the historical past
  • Art and national identity in the nineteenth century
  • Museums and art collecting

Dr Jutta Vinzent

Dr Jutta Vinzent

Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture

Research and supervision areas:

  • Modern and contemporary art
  • Twentieth-century migration and its visual impact
  • Theories and practices of social space in modern and contemporary art
  • Personhood in photography and performance art