I specialise in Victorian and Edwardian art, focusing particularly on political art and the history of British drawing and illustration. I received my MPhil and PhD in the history of art from King’s College, Cambridge, and held a Curatorial Fellowship at Watts Gallery before joining Queen Mary in 2015.
On AHRC funded research leave from January 2019 until January 2021 to complete the project ‘From Protest to Propaganda: A History of Activist Art in Britain, 1845–1918’.
I welcome applications from candidates wishing to pursue doctoral research in the following areas:
- Nineteenth century art history, especially:
- The philosophy and intellectual history of art
- Art and its relationship to politics
- The history of exhibitions, museums, or display
- Painting and drawing practices
I was the lead curator for the exhibitions 'Art and Action: Making Change in Victorian Britain' (2020–21) and 'Brothers in Art: Drawings by Watts and Leighton' (2015–16), both at Watts Gallery. I regularly deliver lectures on Victorian art to the public, and have appeared on programmes for BBC One and BBC Radio 4.