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I am a Senior Lecturer in Photography. I teach practice and theory on the BA (Hons) Photography and the MA Photography programmes.
I am photographer. My research comprises of photographic practice and writing and is concerned with the relationship between the terms 'photograph' and 'queer.' In a nutshell, my research explores modes of resistance outside of negation. I'm particularly interested in questions concerning photographic ontology. Developing from a photographic portrait practice that explores the notion of gender as nonconforming, my research has through experimentations using a large format camera most recently generated the photographic works Looking Out, Looking In; Turn; Figural, Figurative; Skin; and Frame.
In 2019 I completed my PhD 'The Queering of Photography: A Generative Encounter' at the Royal College of Art. The thesis presents a critique of binary rooted systems of thinking that exist within dominant discourse of photography. By turning to the technological and material conditions underpinning the photograph’s existence, it proposes a queer agential ambition in the form of a material poetics.
Entangling traditional photographic disciplines with contemporary feminist concerns, my research contributes to photography practice and theory, New Materialism, Posthumanism and Queer theory.
External academic roles:
2020-2024 Course and subject external examiner, BA (Hons) Photography with Video, Ulster University, Belfast, UK
2020 PhD External examiner, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
I am interested in supervising PhD and MRes students in the following areas: feminist photographic practices and theories, queer methodologies, queer photographic practices and theories, queer activism and representation, New Materialism, Posthumanism, photography and ontology, non-dialectical contemporary philosophy, process-led photographic research.
Selected conference papers
Selected group exhibitions
PhD, Royal College of Art
2014 → 2019
Award Date: 18 Oct 2019
Master, Royal College of Art
2007 → 2009
Award Date: 1 Jul 2009
Bachelor, University of Westminster
2003 → 2006
Award Date: 3 Jul 2006
Associate Lecturer in Photography, London College of Communication UAL2020 → …
Lecturer in Photography, University of Gothenburg2019 → 2020
Lecturer in Fine Art & Photography , Royal College of Art2013 → 2019
Teaching Fellow in Fine Art Media, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London2012 → 2013
Lecturer in Digital Photography, London South Bank University2011 → 2014
Lecturer in Photography, University of Westminster2011 → 2019
Research Assistant, Royal College of Art2009 → 2013
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBN › Chapter › peer-review