School of Philosophy and Art History

Our academic staff

Academic members of staff

Lisa Blackmore
Senior 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
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art 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
Lorna Finlayson
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
Gavin Grindon
Senior 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; Speech acts
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, School of Philosophy and Art History
Fiona Hughes
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Phenomenology (French and German)
Timo Jütten
Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Critical Social Theory (Adorno, Habermas, Honneth); 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); The moral status of Capitalism and Markets
Matt Lodder
Senior 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
Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Research Interests
Diana Bullen Presciutti
Head of School - Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: visual hagiography (especially miracle scenes); 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 (especially Franciscans, Dominicans, Augustinians, Servites); gender and sexuality; medical humanities
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
Senior 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
Senior 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
Marta Zboralska
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History