Academic staff by research and supervision areas

Dr Francesca Berry

Dr Francesca Berry

Senior Lecturer

  • 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 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

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 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

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
Head of Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies

  • 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 Gregory Salter

Dr Gregory Salter

Lecturer in History of Art

Research and supervision areas:

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

Dr Camilla Smith

Dr Camilla Smith

Lecturer

  • Sexuality and gender in Weimar Germany
  • Women artists in interwar German art
  • Eighteenth-century Swiss intellectual history and culture;
  • Erotica and censorship
  • Early twentieth-century German intellectual history and culture
  • Text-image relations 

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