Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

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David Hill

Harewood Professor of Fine Art

Romantic landscape art, particularly JMW Turner and his contemporaries; contemporary landscape; classical sculpture; contemporary art and the art market.

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John Holden

Hepworth Wakefield Visiting Professor


Roger Palmer

Professor of Fine Art

Representations of place and placelessness through photography, text, drawing and other media. Questions of location and dislocation, migration and settlement, in artworks made in different global contexts.

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Vera Pavlova

Visiting Research Fellow

I am a PhD in Theatre Studies with a particular interest in Russian art and theatre history. My academic and practical experience includes work in a number of museums, theatres and higher education institutions.

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Nima Poovaya-Smith

Senior Visiting Research Fellow


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Anni Raw

Anni Raw

Visiting Fellow

Anni is Visiting Research Fellow in School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. Current research interests include international perspectives on participatory arts practices, and arts in activism.

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Natalie Walton

Visiting Research Fellow


Liz Watkins

Research Fellow in History of Art and Film

Research interests include film theories of sexuality and gesture; theories and philosophies of colour and perception; historiography and the fantastic in narratives and public exhibition of early 1900s scientific expedition films; the social and institutional uses of film, photography, their historical specificities and the archival life of film in digital circulation. Contact: e.i.watkins@leeds.ac.uk

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Pauline Yao

Pauline J. Yao is Leverhulme Visiting Professor from January to May, 2017. Research interests include contemporary art, contemporary China, Asian art, critical writing, gender and visual studies.

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