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.;
Peter Dews
Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Modernity and the problem of evil; History of German philosophical romanticism and Idealism; Hegel and the Left Hegelians; The Frankfurt School and contemporary Critical Theory; French philosophy from Sartre and Merleau-Ponty to the present; Philosophy and psychoanalysis (especially Lacanian theory);
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
Matthew 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; 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);
Natasha Ruiz-Gomez
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Architecture and urban planning in nineteenth-century Paris;
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;