Lecturer in the History of British Art
Location ArtsTwo 3.13
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 2899
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.
My book, The Drawings of G. F. Watts, is the first analysis of drawings by the celebrated Victorian painter, George Frederic Watts (1817-1904). I am currently at work on my second book, Art and Activism: Promoting Change Through British Periodical Illustration, 1893-1914.
My main research areas include:
- The art produced by activists, political groups, minorities, and protestors, particularly in the modernist period
- The practice and reception of Victorian drawing
- Periodical illustration and the mass circulation of imagery
- The history of art exhibitions, particularly exhibitions of British art in America
- Art and disability
- The Drawings of G. F. Watts. London: Philip Wilson, 2015.
- ‘Images of Empathy: Representations of Force Feeding in Votes for Women’ in Suffrage and the Arts, eds. Miranda Garrett and Zoe Thomas. London: Bloomsbury, 2018 (forthcoming).
- 'England’s Michelangelo in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The G. F. Watts Exhibition, 1884–5.' Comparative American Studies, Spring 2016
- 'The Warrior and the Wife: Imagining the Irish Homeland in the Illustrations of John Campbell.' Irish Studies Review 22, no. 1 (2014): 7–21.
- 'The Gossamer Veil: Britain in Danger on the Covers of The New Age.' Literature and History 22, no. 1 (2013): 42–60.
- 'The Two Sphinxes: Fighting Poverty with Art on the Covers of The New Age.' British Art Journal XIII, no. 2 (2012): 49–54.
- 'The Sensual Banquet Scene: Sex and the Senses in 18th Dynasty Theban Tomb Paintings.' St. Andrews Journal of Art History and Museum Studies 13 (2009): 47–56.