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Professor

Research interests:

  • British art, 1200-1540
  • Stained glass
  • Medieval art and education
  • Medieval art and kingship

Susie Beckham

Assessments Administrator

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Modern and contemporary
  • Photography and film
  • Gender and sexuality
  • American art

Associate Lecturer

Professor

Research interests:

  • Stained glass
  • Medieval and medievalism
  • Conservation history and practice

Dr Marjorie Coughlan

YAHC Administrator

Professor

Research interests:

  • The visual and material culture of South Asia, 1526-1947
  • Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh court painting
  • Long-Nineteenth-Century photography in Asia
  • Queer theory, especially Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
  • Imperial scupltural pantheons at St Paul's Cathedral and York Minster

Student Services Manager

Gillian Galloway

Course Administrator

Professor

Research interests:

  • Architectural history
  • English Baroque architecture
  • Christopher Wren
  • Architecture and intellectual history

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Melissa Henthorne

Service Coordination Manager

Adam Hewitt

Deputy Head of Faculty Operations (DHoFO)

Laura Hurst

Administrative Manager

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • British art 1650-1850
  • Modern British art
  • JMW Turner
  • Ceramics

Stephanie King

Postgraduate Administrator

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Islamic art market (1850-2024)
  • Islamic ceramics - Iran & Central Asia
  • Medieval Islamic architecture
  • Stucco in the Islamic world
  • Looting, faking and forgeries

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Modern British art
  • Modern art
  • Art writing
  • Historiography and theory
  • Gender and sexuality

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Art curating
  • Modern and Contemporary art
  • Asian studies
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Cold War era studies

Tracey Milnes

Administrator

Katy Moors

Assessments Administrator

Professor

Research interests:

  • Religion
  • Materials
  • Scientific imagery
  • Late Medieval/Renaissance/Early Modern
  • Northern Europe (Germany and low countries)

Head of Department

Research interests:

  • Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian art
  • Receptions of Ancient and Renaissance art
  • Aesthetics and art criticism

Laura Reid

Administrator

Anna Ross

Administrator

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Gemma Sanchez

Student Wellbeing Officer

Claire Smith

Administrator

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Ancient Western Asian art
  • Museum studies
  • Art Historical and Archaeological theory
  • Politics of archaeology
  • Theory and practice of decolonisation

Professor of Art History

Research interests:

  • Dress and fashion history and theory
  • Rubens
  • Seventeenth-century Low Countries
  • Material culture
  • Habsburg court culture

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Histories of the book
  • Manuscripts
  • Medieval
  • Art and science
  • Environmental humanities

Professor

Research interests:

  • Modern and contemporary art
  • Critical theories of the avant-garde
  • Art Law