Meet the academic, teaching and professional services staff, as well as PhD students, within the School of Art History.

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Prof Natalie Adamson

Deputy Head of School


The interpretation of abstract painting; Surrealism; problems in French painting and political ideology in the post-45 period; modernist photography.

Dr Rebecca Birrell

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow

Dr Francesca Borgo

Lecturer in Art History

Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century European Visual Culture; War Studies; Leonardo Studies; Materials and Materiality

Dr Gonul Bozoglu

Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies

Prof Karen Brown


Museums and Heritage Studies relating to: Community, Sustainability, Cultural Memory, Europe-Latin America Relations

Dr Bruno Brulon Soares

Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies

Dr Kate Cowcher

Lecturer in Art History

Arts of Africa; modern and contemporary art; African cinema; Cold War cultures; colonial and post-colonial art collections in the UK.

Dr Ruth Ezra

Lecturer in Art History

material and visual culture of northern Europe, 1400-1750; sculptural aesthetics; printmaking; process; history of science

Dr Luke Gartlan

Senior Lecturer in Art History

Histories and theories of photography; Japanese modern art and visual practices; Orientalism and cross-cultural art; the art of the Habsburg Empire; and art, empire, and the global nineteenth century.

Dr Jessica Gerschultz

Lecturer in Contemporary Art History (Asia, the Middle East & North Africa)

Prof Linda Goddard

Director of Research


French art and literature of the late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries; artists’ writings, especially life writing by women artists

Dr Bronwen Gulkis

Lecturer in Global Early Modern Art History (1400 - 1750)

Dr Andrew Horn

Associate Lecturer

Italian art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; Catholic Reform/Counter-Reform; Baroque art and culture; religious theatre and ritual; performance; illusionism; early modern spectacle; painting; sculpture; intermediality  

Dr Jeremy Howard

Senior Lecturer in Art History

European/Eurasian Art and Architecture 1600-1920, particularly east, central and northern Europe (e.g. Russia, Baltic and Balkan regions, Scotland); Schooling: Architecture, Art, Materialities and Pedagogies.

Dr Shona Kallestrup

Lecturer in Art History

19th/20th century; East Central Europe; Scandinavia; architecture and design; art historiography

Dr Marika Knowles

Senior Lecturer in Art History

French art and theatre; Gender; historical mentalities; 19th-century France; French baroque

Dr Lenia Kouneni

Deputy Head of School

Director of Teaching

Lecturer in Art History

Classical reception studies; history of archaeology; Byzantine art and its historiography; history of collecting; Grand Tour

Prof Julian Luxford


Medieval art and architecture; early modern painting; manuscript studies; monastic history.

Dr Nicole Meehan

Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies

digital museum objects; digital access and engagement; museum education; cultural memory; digital humanities; decolonising digital spaces; environmental cost of digital technologies

Prof Laura Moretti

Head of the School of Art History

Professor of Art and Architectural History

Architectural history in early modern Italy; use of architectural space for musical performances, artwork display, and collecting practices in early modern Italy; history of the early modern illustrated book.

Dr Stephanie O'Rourke

Senior Lecturer in Art History

eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European visual culture

Dr Alistair Rider

Senior Lecturer in Art History

Twentieth-century art, particularly 1950-1980, minimalism, abstraction, histories of sculpture, theories of art practice  

Dr Sam Rose

Director of Impact

Senior Lecturer in Art History

Modernism; modern art in Britain; art theory and aesthetics; twentieth-century and contemporary art writing; contemporary art in relation to modernism

Dr Billy Rough


British Art of the long nineteenth century; British theatre including music hall; the works of Walter Sickert; etching revival and printmaking in the 19th century.

Prof Kathryn M. Rudy FBA FRSE

Bishop Wardlaw Professor

Medieval manuscripts and objects; pilgrimage, real and imagined; forensic approaches to objects and materials; early printing; craft, embodied knowledge, and intangible cultural heritage in Europe and Asia. On leave until 2024.

Dr Natalia Sassu Suarez Ferri


Lecturer in Art History

Latin American art of the 20th and 21st century; transnational links between Europe and Latin America; kinetic art; colour theory; the emergence of abstraction; modernisms.

Dr Emily Savage

Associate Lecturer

Medieval material culture; illuminated manuscripts; marginalia; spolia and re-use; the visual culture of death, apocalypse, and the Last Judgment.

Dr Catherine Spencer

Senior Lecturer in Art History

Performance art, abstraction, photography, intersectional feminism and queer theory, internationalism and transnationalism, art in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and the US, modern and contemporary art

Dr Elsje van Kessel

Senior Lecturer in Art History

Early modern art history; Italian art; Iberian art; Portuguese world; global art history; history of use, display and collecting; painting; material culture; visual arts in early modern writing; portraiture; object mobility; art and the ocean.

Dr Yusen Yu

Lecturer in Iranian Islamic Art History

Dr Anthi Andronikou

Honorary Research Fellow

Early Italian Painting; Byzantine Art; Medieval Mediterranean; Art and Material Culture of the Crusades in the Latin East; Post-Byzantine Art; Mendicant Orders; Pseudo-Arabic in Christian contexts

Dr Agnès Bos

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Decorative arts, History of furniture, Medieval and Renaissance architecture, History of collections, Museum studies.

Ms Ann Gunn

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Mr Philip Long

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Jose Ramon Marcaida Lopez

Honorary Lecturer

Art and visual culture in the early modern Hispanic world; Spanish Baroque art and culture; Visual and material culture of science, medicine and technology; Skill, practices, materials and techniques

Dr Tom Normand

Honorary Research Fellow

Prof David Walker

Emeritus Professor


Camila Cavalcante Pereira


Andrew Demetrius


Jacqueline Donnelly Russell


Logan Douglas


Stefania Duricova


Louis Edmanson


Bridget Hardiman


Amy Elizabeth Hopkins


Brittany Jones


Esther Laforge


Eunjee Lee


Patricia Lopez Sanchez Cervantes


Aagje Lybeer


Weerada Muangsook


Federica Papiccio


Samuel Reilly


Lauren Robbins


Veatriki Spengou


Ingrid Steiner


Roisin Tapponi


Renato Trotta


Elizabeth Williams


Camille Wilson

Mr Andrew Demetrius

Mr Andrew Demetrius

Visual Resources Curator/Research Administrator

Mrs Jo Fitchet

Mrs Jo Fitchet

Teaching Administrator

Mr Graeme Hyland

Mr Graeme Hyland

Administrator (PG & Digital)