History of Art


Academic Staff

Full-time staff

Diana Dethloff

17th Century British art and visual culture
Diana Dethloff

Dr Natasha Eaton

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

Dr Mechthild Fend

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

Prof Briony Fer

20th century European and American art; contemporary art
Briony Fer

Prof 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
Tamar Garb

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
Hanna Hölling

Dr Sarah James

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

Professor Robert Mills

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

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
Professor Mignon Nixon

Dr Emma Richardson

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

Professor Rose Marie San Juan

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

Prof Frederic J. Schwartz

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

Dr Stephanie Schwartz

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

Dr Allison Stielau

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

Dr Richard Taws

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

Prof 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
Alison Wright

Teaching Fellows

Simon Constantine

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

Dr Flavia Frigeri

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

Flavia Frigeri

Dr Rye Holmboe

Modern and contemporary art and literature

Dr Rye Holmboe

Hans Christian Hönes


Dr Maria Mileeva

20th century Russian and European art

  • Office hours: Monday 3-4pm and Thursday 4-5pm
  • Courses: HART1304, HART2206, HART3102
  • m.mileeva@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Maria Mileeva

Dr Rosemary Moore

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

Dr Rosemary Moore
Dr Matilde Nardali

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

Dr Matilde Nardelli

Jacob Paskins

Modern architecture and urban design

Dr Jacob Paskins

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

Dr Susannah Walker