Research Output per year
I am a fine art 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 ways to make possible a logic of thinking outside of the binary.
My PhD project The Queering of Photography: A Generative Encounter (2014-19) 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, my reserach explores a queering ambition in the form of a photographic agency. This ontological stance enables a discursive mode of investigating core queer concerns, for example questions of difference in the context of assumed closed systems. Developing from a photographic portrait practice that explores the notion of gender as nonconforming, my research has through experimentations using a large format camera generated the photographic works Looking Out, Looking In; Turn; Figural, Figurative; Skin; and Frame.
Entangling traditional photographic disciplines with contemporary femininst concerns, my reserach, and most recently the PhD thesis The Queering of Photography, contributes to current photography practice and theory, Queer theory, New Materialism and Posthuman philosophy.
I am interested in supervising PhD and MRes students in the following areas: feminist photographic practices and theories, queer photographic practices and theories, queer activism and representation, New Materialism, Posthumanism, photography and ontology, non-dialectical contemporary philosophy, process-led photographic research.
PhD, Royal College of Art
1 Oct 2014 → 18 Oct 2019
Master, Royal College of Art
1 Oct 2007 → 1 Jul 2009
Bachelor, University of Westminster
1 Oct 2003 → 3 Jul 2006
Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art & Photography , Royal College of Art1 Sep 2013 → …
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBN › Chapter › Research › peer-review