History of Art


Academic Staff

Full-Time Staff

Diana Dethloff


17th Century British art and visual culture

Dr Natasha Eaton


18th and 19th century British art, post-coloniality and empire

Dr Mechthild Fend


18th and 19th-century French visual culture and art theory

Professor Briony Fer


20th century European and American art; contemporary art

Professor Tamar Garb


19th and 20th century French art and visual culture; contemporary art; feminism and global politics; art and culture in South Africa; the image of the 'Jew'; race and representation in modern and contemporary art

Dr Hanna Hölling


Intersection of material culture studies, art history and conservation; modern and contemporary art and media; notions of materiality, changeability, time, and archive

Dr Sarah James


20th century photography and photographic theory; German and Eastern European Art; contemporary art and theory

Professor Robert Mills


Medieval visual culture; representations of pain and punishment; saints; gender and sexuality; animal studies; translation

Professor Mignon Nixon


Modern and contemporary art; questions of feminism, gender, sexuality and subjectivity; artistic resistance to militarism and war; psychoanalysis; violence; the politics of peace

Dr Emma Richardson


Characterization and conservation of synthetic polymers, mechanical properties of textiles and films, and the in situ analysis of artefacts

Professor Rose Marie San Juan


Early modern Italian visual culture (Rome and Naples); urban space and visual technologies (print / film)

Professor Frederic J. Schwartz


Modern German art, architecture and design; critical theory and the historiography of art

Dr Stephanie Schwartz


19th and 20th Century Photography and Photographic Theory, American Visual Culture, Postcolonial Theory and Geography, Contemporary Cuban Art, Media Theory

Dr Allison Stielau


Northern European art and material culture, c. 1400-1700

Dr Richard Taws


18th and 19th-Century French and British visual culture; art and the French Revolution; print culture

Professor Alison Wright


Italian painting, sculpture and drawing/ design from the 14th to the earlier 16th century, focusing on artistic practice, functions, patronage, questions of ideology and reception

Teaching Fellows

Simon Constantine

Simon Constantine


20th and 21st century photography and contemporary art, critical theory and the relationship between aesthetics and politics

Office hours: Monday 1-2pm
Course: HART3235


Dr Flavia Frigeri


American and European post-war art, with a special emphasis on Italian Art, contemporary art, curating and exhibition histories

Office hours: Tuesday 3-4pm
Course: HART3103


Dr Rye Holmboe

Dr Rye Holmboe


Modern and contemporary art and literature

Office hours: Wednesday 1-2pm
Courses: HART1307, HART2108, HART3104


Hans Christian Hönes

Hans Christian Hönes


Office Hours: tba
Course: HART2001


Dr Maria Mileeva

Dr Maria Mileeva


20th century Russian and European art

Office hours: Monday 3-4pm and Thursday 4-5pm
Courses: HART1304, HART2206, HART3102

Dr Rosemary Moore

Dr Rosemary Moore


Early modern art and anatomy, knowledge and the body, interactive prints

Office hours: Wednesday 2-3pm and Thursday 2-3pm
Courses: HART1304, HART2010, HART3105

Dr Matilde Nardelli

Dr Matilde Nardelli


Modern and contemporary American and European art and visual culture, with an emphasis on moving image, photography and print media

Office hours: Thursday 6-7pm SR6
Course: HART3321


Dr Jacob Paskins


Modern architecture and urban design

Office hours: Friday 1-3pm
Courses: HART1307, HART2214, HART3226

Dr Susannah Walker


Painting and graphic arts 1790-1870 and print culture in Britain 1700-1848 with particular focus on the intersection between subjective narrative and historical trauma

Office hours: By appointment
Course: HART 2202, HART3101

Email: ucwclwa@ucl.ac.uk