We're home to experts spanning many different subjects areas across philosophy, history, art history, and interdisciplinary studies.

Our experts are open to research supervision and have a variety of research interests which span many intellectually stimulating topics. We recommend browsing staff profiles to learn more about our staff's specific areas of research, and to explore supervision opportunities. You'll also find details on current postgraduate student supervision and details of recent and previous publications. If you'd like to search for a specific research opportunity, you'll need to enter your keywords on research finder.

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Art History, Curating, and Heritage

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Research interests: visual hagiography; charitable institutions (hospitals, confraternities); visual culture of social problems; late medieval and Renaissance Italian visual culture (1300-1600); reception theory; visual culture of the mendicant orders; gender and sexuality; medical humanities
Research interests: Modernity in Latin America; Visual culture; Space and politics; Memory politics; Human-nature relations; Water, hydraulics, liquid ecologies in the arts; Environmental aesthetics; Photography; Digital culture; Contemporary visual production in Latin America; VENEZUELA RESEARCH NETWORK. With Dr. Penélope Plaza (University of Reading), Dr. Rebecca Jarman (University of Leeds).
Research interests: History of heritage; History of museums; History of archaeology; History of anthropology; Politics and ethics of archaeology and heritage; History of the field sciences; The field sciences, imperialism and colonialism; History, politics, and practice of archives; Dams and dispossession; Middle East history
Research interests: Disaster Heritage; Community Resilience; Heritage and Sense of Place; Digital Replicas of Heritage; Virtual Museums; Digital Heritage; Immersive environments for Heritage and Museums; The Heritage of Natural Catastrophes; Affect, Cognition and Perception in Digital Heritage Studies; Video Ethnography for Heritage Studies
Research interests: modern and contemporary art history; art and politics; activist-art; institutional critique and its futures; visual and material cultures of social movements and of social control; aesthetics and affect in social movements; curatorial studies; intersections of curating, critique and political organising
Research interests: tattooing and body modification in their historical and theoretical contexts; lowbrow, outsider, countercultural, kitsch and erotic art & visual culture; the visual and cultural contexts of sex and sadomasochism, including pornography; internet and digital art; methodologies of art historical and visual culture study
Research interests: Art and science/medicine; Auguste Rodin's oeuvre; Nineteenth-century French sculpture; Architecture and urban planning in nineteenth-century Paris; Auguste Rodin and science; Jean-Martin Charcot and art; Objectivity and medical imagery; Medical portraiture; Nineteenth-century medical photography; Theories of degeneration and genius
Research interests: Social and Political Philosophy (focus on contemporary theories and 19th century German authors); Frankfurt School and Contemporary Critical Theory; Aesthetics
Research interests: Spectatorship; Histories of modernism; Exhibition design and curation; The relationship between art and politics; The use of digital technologies in museums and galleries; Intersections between pre-modern and modern art

Philosophy

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Research interests: Matt works on issues at the intersection of phenomenology; action theory; and research in the cognitive and social sciences.
Research interests: Theory, history and practice of autonomy; Frankfurt School (especially Adorno); Ethics (particularly critique of Kant's and Kantian ethics); Political Philosophy
Research interests: Ethics and politics of attention; Deconstruction; Deliberative democratic theory;
Research interests: Philosophy of mind; philosophy of language; epistemology; philosophy of psychology; Speech acts
Research interests: Agency, medio-passivity and the theological virtues; Foucault and XXth century philosophy, in particular phenomenology
Research interests: Phenomenology (French and German)
Research interests: Critical Social Theory (Adorno, Habermas, Honneth); The moral status of Capitalism and Markets; Philosophy; Feminism (especially sexual objectification, prostitution, pornography); Philosophical foundations of human rights (the relationship between human dignity and human rights, mental capacity and human rights, human rights and Big Data)
Research interests: Philosophy of Psychiatry; Phenomenology (esp Hume, Husserl, Heidegger, Th Lipps, L&oslashgstrup); Kant and post-Kantian idealism (esp Fichte); The history and philosophy of logic; Philosophy and painting; Self-Consciousness; Autonomy and the Regulation of Care; Political Philosophy; Will, Agency and Contract
Research interests: Existentialism; Phenomenology; Ethics
Research interests: Social and Political Philosophy (focus on contemporary theories and 19th century German authors); Frankfurt School and Contemporary Critical Theory; Aesthetics
Research interests: Ancient Philosophy, with particular focus on Plato; ancient conceptions of the self and self-knowledge; Socratic ethics; the Platonic dialogueAlcibiades I.;
Research interests: Kierkegaard; Wittgenstein; The theory of judgement; Medical Humanities; Existentialism and phenomenology; Moral and political philosophy and; Philosophy of religion

History

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Lecturer, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: Medieval and Early Modern Martyrdom; Perceptions of the Middle Ages in the Early Modern Period; Early Modern Historical Writing; Demonic Possession and Exorcism; Early Modern Colchester; Film and History; English Reformation;
Reader, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: British history since 1939; impact of war and conflict on the home front; The cold war and nuclear conflict; Citizenship in Britain
Reader, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: Political cultures and policy; Public history; Archives and archiving
Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: Consumerism and consumer movements; Popular politics and popular protest; Working-class culture and autobiography
Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: New World slavery; The transatlantic slave trade; Africans in the Americas; Transnational mercantile networks and connections; Maritime history; Testimony, autobiography, and narrative in African and Atlantic history; Global and transnational approaches to history
Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: History of gender; History of psychology and psychoanalysis; History of subjectivity; History of war and trauma; Historiography and historical theory
Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: I am a social and cultural historian of modern warfare
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: US foreign policy since c1860; Public opinion and foreign policy; Anglo-American relations
Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: History of slavery and post-emancipation societies; Agrarian and peasant history; Political history of Nineteenth and twentieth century Brazil; Latin American popular culture; Capoeira - combat games and martial arts in the Black Atlantic
Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: German history, especially social and cultural history of Weimar and Nazi Germany; European cultural and urban history; police history
Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: The social and cultural history of early modern Germany.; Gender in early modern Europe.; Witchcraft, magic and witch-trials, especially in early modern Germany and England; Witch-trials in fiction, commemorative practice, and public history.
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: Russian and Soviet History in the late 19th and 20th Century; History of Ukraine; War, Violence, and Revolution in 19th and 20th Century Europe
Faculty Dean Postgraduate (Humanities) - Senior Lecturer (R), School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: Britain and France, ca 1600-1800; Digital History; Medicine and Science; Supernatural; Body; Gender History; Food
Reader, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: Race and Ethnicity in East Asia; Social History of Drugs; Visual History, Southeast and East Asia; Social and Political History of Modern China; History of Public Health and Medicine in 20th century China; Food and Foodways; Global Environmental History; History of Religion in Modern East Asia; Global Public Health

Interdisciplinary studies

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Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: Modernity in Latin America; Visual culture; Space and politics; Memory politics; Human-nature relations; Water, hydraulics, liquid ecologies in the arts; Environmental aesthetics; Photography; Digital culture; Contemporary visual production in Latin America; VENEZUELA RESEARCH NETWORK. With Dr. Penélope Plaza (University of Reading), Dr. Rebecca Jarman (University of Leeds).
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: Matt works on issues at the intersection of phenomenology; action theory; and research in the cognitive and social sciences.
Lecturer, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: History of heritage; History of museums; History of archaeology; History of anthropology; Politics and ethics of archaeology and heritage; History of the field sciences; The field sciences, imperialism and colonialism; History, politics, and practice of archives; Dams and dispossession; Middle East history
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: Disaster Heritage; Community Resilience; Heritage and Sense of Place; Digital Replicas of Heritage; Virtual Museums; Digital Heritage; Immersive environments for Heritage and Museums; The Heritage of Natural Catastrophes; Affect, Cognition and Perception in Digital Heritage Studies; Video Ethnography for Heritage Studies
Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: Theory, history and practice of autonomy; Frankfurt School (especially Adorno); Ethics (particularly critique of Kant's and Kantian ethics); Political Philosophy
Lecturer, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: Medieval and Early Modern Martyrdom; Perceptions of the Middle Ages in the Early Modern Period; Early Modern Historical Writing; Demonic Possession and Exorcism; Early Modern Colchester; Film and History; English Reformation;
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: New World slavery; The transatlantic slave trade; Africans in the Americas; Transnational mercantile networks and connections; Maritime history; Testimony, autobiography, and narrative in African and Atlantic history; Global and transnational approaches to history
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: tattooing and body modification in their historical and theoretical contexts; lowbrow, outsider, countercultural, kitsch and erotic art & visual culture; the visual and cultural contexts of sex and sadomasochism, including pornography; internet and digital art; methodologies of art historical and visual culture study
Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: History of gender; History of psychology and psychoanalysis; History of subjectivity; History of war and trauma; Historiography and historical theory
Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: History of slavery and post-emancipation societies; Agrarian and peasant history; Political history of Nineteenth and twentieth century Brazil; Latin American popular culture; Capoeira - combat games and martial arts in the Black Atlantic
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: Russian and Soviet History in the late 19th and 20th Century; History of Ukraine; War, Violence, and Revolution in 19th and 20th Century Europe
Reader, School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research interests: Race and Ethnicity in East Asia; Social History of Drugs; Visual History, Southeast and East Asia; Social and Political History of Modern China; History of Public Health and Medicine in 20th century China; Food and Foodways; Global Environmental History; History of Religion in Modern East Asia; Global Public Health