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I welcome proposals for MA dissertations, MRes and doctoral theses on modern and contemporary art (preferred areas include any aspect of mobility and migration related to Germany, Britain and their colonies, curating in historical perspective in Germany, Britain or post-1989 Europe, conceptions of space and urbanism in avant-garde art, Holocaust/Jewish art, and networks). My former students have been able to be appointed to positions in galleries (Tate Britain, London and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge) and universities (Jaber University, Kuwait, the University of Leicester,and the University of Cambridge and the University of Birmingham). Successful completion PhD 2018 Amy Shulman, Picture Post and the photo essay: Émigré photographers and visual narratives 1938-1945 (PhD, Haywood Scholarship 2011-13) 2017 Imogen Wiltshire, Therapeutic art concepts and practices in Britain and the United States (1937-1946) (PhD, AHRC-funded) 2013 Richenda Roberts, 'Patriotism is not enough': Visual responses to pacifism and feminism in Britain during World War One (AHRC-funded, co-supervision with Dr. Francesca Berry) 2012 Moayad Hussein, Western influences on Khalifa Qattan's Circulism (funded by the Cultural Office of the Kuwaiti Embassy, London) 2012 Marie Considine, Social history's regional aspects: Bernard Fleetwood-Walker and the RBSA (Royal Birmingham Society of Arts) in the first half of the twentieth century 2011 Charlotte Gore, Internationalism, nationalism, regionalism: art colonies in Germany (Worspwede, Neu-Dachau and Eifel Gruppe) 2009 Jenny Powell, Anglo-French exchanges in post-war exhibition cultures in London (AHRC-funded) MPhil/MRes 2013 Imogen Wiltshire, Arthur Segal's Painting School for Professionals and Non-Professionals from 1937 to 1944 (AHRC-funded) 2012 Julia Abraham, The BLK Art Group and black art in Britain in the 1980s (Raymond Priestley Scholarship) 2011 Antonia Grousdanidou, The production of space and the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham: From art object to art institution, 1963-1978 2011 Amy Shulman, Photography, memory and identity: The émigré photographer Lisel Haas (1898-1989) 2010 Georgina Webb Dickin, The performative role of the Berlin wall and the reception of postmodernism beyond it 2009 Richenda Roberts, Pacifism and gender: censorship and the anti-war art of Evelyn De Morgan (AHRC-funded, co-supervision with Dr. Francesca Berry) 2009 Chad Morris, The Superman. Idea and representation of the superman in comic books of the 1930s and 1940s 2004 Jenny Powell, Germaine Richier and Existentialism (AHRB-funded)


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