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I am interested in photographic narrative, image and text, the audio-visual, the photographic bookwork, identity politics, representation, philosophy of photography, history and memory, trauma theory and affect in art.
Arts-based practices having emerged in recent years as an alternative methodological genre for the acquisition of a PhD qualification has afforded me the opportunity to combine writing about photography with consolidating my practice in the form of digitally animated films.
At present I am specifically working on the relation of the Maternal to the photographic Punctum in post-traumatic cultures, and engaged in thinking and writing around both mourning and privacy in relation to social media — particularly the changing idea of what constitutes human dignity, shown photographically, constantly, combined with comments and likes — with outputs that include illustrated academic essays and conference presentations.
2016 Presenter Moving Stills in association with University of the West of England and Watershed Arts Centre
2015 Presenter: APHE, Notthingham Trent University
2015 Presenter: “On the Verge of Photography” Central St Martin’s, London
2015 Maternal Structures in Creative Practice, London Southbank University
2015 Pictures, Places and Living Memory, Mary Ward House, London
2015 Fast Forward: Women in Photography, Tate Modern
2014 Psychoanalysis & Photography, University of Westminster
2014 Presenter: Vasily Grossman’s Heritage: Originality of a 20th century classic 12th -14th September
2012 Presenter: 2-day event Beyond Representation, London Southbank University
2010 Presenter at 2nd Global Conference on Genocide, University of Sussex, Brighton, England 28th June-1st July 2010
2012 Life and Fate, Oxford University
2010 Witnessing History Holocaust Testimony from the Scrolls of Auschwitz to the Present Friday University of Leeds
2009 Concentrationary Memories. University of Leeds
2017 “Derived from the Written” symposium chair, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
2017 reviewer for HEA Fellow Review Panels
2016 Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff presenter/discussion of Susan Steinberg’s 2015 film Mirrors to Windows: The Woman as Artist to coincide with Rose Wylie retrospective.
2015 Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff presenter/discussion of Estate: A Reverie by Andrea Luka Zimmerman for The Jarmin Awards, supported by the Arts Council of England.
2011 Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff gallery talk for Tim Davies’ solo exhibition 50th Year to Heaven.
2007 ffotogallery, Penarth, Gallery Q&A for Richard Page’s solo exhibition What We Already Know
Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (UK)
APHE (Association of Photography in Higher Education UK)
CIRI Research Institute
eCPR research centre
College Art Association (USA)
Society for Photographic Education (USA)
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
University of Colorado, Boulder, MFA, "even when you're in, you're out" (photographic text/installation and performance)
1985 → 1988
Award Date: 19 Apr 2023
English & History, BA (HONS)
1978 → 1982
Award Date: 19 Oct 2022
practice-led , Ph.D., Encountering Traumatic History through the Autobiographical, University of Leeds
2007 → 2014
Award Date: 8 Jul 2014
1 May 2015 → 1 Jul 2019
External Examiner, Southbank University
2003 → 2008
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review