School of Philosophy and Art History

Our academic staff

Academic members of staff

Lisa Blackmore
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
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;
Matthew Burch
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Matt works on issues at the intersection of phenomenology; action theory; and research in the cognitive and social sciences.;
Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco
Research Fellow, School of Philosophy and Art History
Lorna Finlayson Wheeler
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Fabian Freyenhagen
Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Theory, history and practice of autonomy; Frankfurt School (especially Adorno); Ethics (particularly Kants and Kantian ethics); Political Philosophy;
Steven Gormley
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Deconstruction; Critical Theory; Democratic Theory; Political Philosophy; Phenomenology; Philosophy and Literature;
Gavin Grindon
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
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;
Marie Guillot
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Philosophy of mind; philosophy of language; epistemology; philosophy of psychology;
Beatrice Han-Pile
Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Agency, medio-passivity and the theological virtues; Foucault and XXth century philosophy, in particular phenomenology;
Jane Hindley
Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies Centre (ISC)
Fiona Hughes
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Phenomenology (French and German);
Timo Juetten
Head of School - Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Critical social theory (Adorno, Habermas, Honneth); Political philosophy (markets and commodification); Philosophy and Gender (especially sexual objectification, pornography, sex work); Ethics (especially Kants and Kantian ethics); Philosophical foundations of human rights (especially the relationship between human dignity and human rights, mental capacity and human rights);
Thomas Khurana
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Matt Lodder
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
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;
Wayne Martin
Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History
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;
Irene McMullin
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Research Interests;
Caspar Pearson
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Renaissance Art and Architecture; Leon Battista Alberti; Urbanism and Town Planning; Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism; The European Union;
Diana Bullen Presciutti
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: visual hagiography (especially miracle scenes); charitable institutions (hospitals, confraternities); visual culture of social problems; reception theory; visual culture of the mendicant orders (especially Franciscans, Dominicans, Augustinians, Servites); gender and sexuality; late medieval and Renaissance Italian visual culture (1300-1600);
Pavel Reichl
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Natasha Ruiz-Gomez
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
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;
Joerg Schaub
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Social and Political Philosophy (focus on contemporary theories and 19th century German authors); Frankfurt School and Contemporary Critical Theory; Aesthetics and Politics;
Michael Tymkiw
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
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;
Ellisif Wasmuth
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Ancient Philosophy, with particular focus on Plato; ancient conceptions of the self and self-knowledge; Socratic ethics; the Platonic dialogueAlcibiades I.;
Daniel Watts
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Kierkegaard; Wittgenstein; The theory of judgement; Medical Humanities; Existentialism and phenomenology; Moral and political philosophy and; Philosophy of religion;