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Dr Peter Merrington
Lecturer in the Business of the Creative and Cultural Industries

Profile

Biography

I am a Lecturer in the Business of the Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of York.

Previously, I worked as a Research Associate on AHRC projects in the School of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow and the School of Geography, Politics, and Sociology at Newcastle University.

Prior to completing my PhD, I worked with some of the UK’s leading contemporary art festivals and biennials including Liverpool Biennial and AV Festival, where I was the Assistant Director from 2015-17.

I received my PhD in Fine Art from Newcastle University and I also hold a BA (Hons) in Social Science (Geography and History of Art) from Durham University.

Research

Overview

I joined the University of York as a Lecturer in the Business of the Creative and Cultural Industries in September 2021.

I am an interdisciplinary researcher, with a background in history of art, cultural production and creative practice. My research is situated at the intersections of visual culture, media history and cultural studies, focusing on the relationship between art, film and place, as well as questions of mobility, labour, technology and design. Between 2017 and 2021, I was a Research Associate on the AHRC project ‘Beyond the Multiplex: Audiences for Specialised Film in English Regions’, a collaboration between the universities of Glasgow, Sheffield, Liverpool and York. My AHRC-funded PhD examined the relationship between contemporary art festival curating and place through studying recent cultural history in north east England. My recent work has been published in journals including Studies in European Cinema, Cultural Trends, The Journal of British Cinema and Television and Participations. As part of my research, I often work through interdisciplinary collaborations with artists, producers, programmers and curators, which has resulted in a series of exhibitions, artists’ books, screenings, performances and events.

Contact details

Dr Peter Merrington
Lecturer in the Business of the Creative and Cultural Industries
School of Arts and Creative Technologies
University of York
Baird Lane
Campus East
York
YO10 5GB

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325233