I welcome enquiries about PhD research at the intersection of feminist thinking and art world practices, in either text-based or practice-based research.
2021 - Daniel Fountain: All that Glitters is Gold: Queering Waste Through Campy Craft (practice-led) 2019 - Elina Suoyrjo: See me, feel me, touch me, heal me: Working with affect, emotion, and creation of transformative energies as a feminist curatorial practice 2018 - Suzanne van Rossenberg: Towards a Transdisciplinary Model for Social Change: Feminist Art Research, Practice and Activism 2017 - Frances Hatherley: Sublime Dissension: A Working-Class Anti-Pygmalion Aesthetics of the Female Grotesque 2007 (supervised until 2005*) - Will Pollard: The poetic performative: towards an understanding of the problem of the body and the world in contemporary performance 2006 (supervised until 2005*) - Sura Al-Maiyah: Daylighting and Sustainability of Place in Cultural Heritage Context 2006 (supervised until 2005*) - Sarah Edge: Photography and identities: a case study and related photographic practices. An investigation into the role of early photographic representations of working-class women in London as represented in the photographic collection of Arthur J Munby 2008 (supervised until 2005*) - Amanda Montgomery: Towards a better practice model for public art commissioning in Northern Ireland 2005 - Cherie Driver: The writings of Griselda Pollock, Ireland, the 'feminine' and visual representation 2003 - Niamh O’Malley: Repositioning the Landscape Viewer: Investigating models of appreciation and visual representation (practice-led) 2002 - Ruth Jones: Liminality, risk and repetition: Towards a feminine becoming in contemporary art practice (practice-led) 2002 - Suzannah Chan: De-centering whiteness, gender and "Irishness": representing "race," gender and diaspora in Irish visual art 1999 (MPhil) Peter Richards: Reconstructing representations of the history of performance art (practice-led)
* I left the UK for Carnegie Mellon University, USA, September 2005
Centre for Doctoral Training: Feminism, Sexual Politics, and Visual Culture 2018 onwards.
In 2018 I led a successful bid to establish the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT): Feminism, Sexual Politics, and Visual Culture at Loughborough University. Details of the CDT, its aims and practices, can be found here at the CDT: Feminism, Sexual Politics and Visual Culture page at Loughborough University Three of the initial students have now successfully been awarded their PhDs: 2021 - Daniel Fountain: All that Glitters is Gold: Queering Waste Through Campy Craft (practice-led) 2021 - Sophia Kier-Byfield: Reconceptualising Feminist Pedagogies in Higher Education: Theoretical Narratives, Political Frameworks and Institutional Dynamics 2021 - Tom Nys: Contesting Abortion Stigma Through Contemporary Visual Art