Department of History of Art
Dr Briony Carlin specialises in photography, museum studies, affect and materiality, with an interest in critical feminist theories and methodologies. Briony received her PhD from Newcastle University in 2022, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Her thesis ‘Bindings, Boundaries and Cuts: Relating Agency and Ontology in Photobook Encounters’ explores the photobook as a distinct, experiential art medium. Briony’s research broadly uses autotheory and ethnography to understand how specific encounters with images, art objects and other cultural products shape the meanings we come to associate with them. She has also published research about topics of phenomenology, technology and art historiography through the landscape paintings of Paul Cézanne. Briony has a background as a museum practitioner and previously worked as Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Briony additionally teaches at Newcastle University, Sunderland University and the Photographers’ Gallery, London. She received her MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies and BA (Hons) in French, Spanish and Art History, both from Newcastle University.