Staff profiles

All members of academic staff have individual profiles including information about their research interests, publications, responsibilities and contact details.

Academic Staff
Dr João Florêncio Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture; performance theory, post-continental philosophy, and eco-humanities in an attempt to question the certainty of the 'Nature'/'Culture' divide Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor David Houston Jones Works on contemporary French visual culture, including installation art and artistic representations of archives Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Camille Mathieu Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Fabrizio Nevola A specialist of the history of art and architecture in Renaissance Italy, with interests in urban iconography and public and private self-representation. He also has a growing research and teaching interest in digital humanities applied to art history and visual culture Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Melissa Percival An expert in eighteenth-century French studies with research interests in Eighteenth-century art, literature and history of ideas. She has published widely on theories of physiognomy and facial expression Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Sabrina Rahman Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Yue Zhuang Research and teaching addresses cultural contacts between China and Europe with regard to landscape issues in the 18th-century Streatham Campus, Exeter
Affiliated Staff
Professor Pascale Aebischer Early Modern French theatre and visual culture and its English representations in drama and visual arts Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Barbara Borg 'Art' and archaeology of the Greeks and Romans; visual and material culture as a source for Ancient History and Classics Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Emma Cayley Text-image relationships in late medieval and early modern France, specifically manuscript illumination and paratext (marginalia, scribal interventions, materiality) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Sally Faulkner Spanish film, literature and cultural studies with an approach that draws on the theories of adaptation studies, intertextuality and intermediality Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Gabriella Giannachi Director of the Centre for Intermedia and specialist in art and technology, including presence research, mixed and virtual reality, and collaborates with artists, galleries and museums towards research that informs the exhibition, documentation, archiving and replay of mixed medi Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Fiona Handyside French film, with special interest in trans-cultural approaches to female stardom in European and Hollywood cinema, cinematic spaces and the spaces of cinema Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Helen Hanson Hollywood cinema in the studio era, feminism and film, gender and genre, film aesthetics, particularly film sound, and literary adaptations on film Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor William Higbee His research interests focus upon film studies and French studies, especially: contemporary French cinema, post-colonial cultures in France, diasporic cinemas and digital media, questions of national and transnational cinemas, theory-based film practice Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Danielle Hipkins Research and teaching focus upon feminist film theory, gender representation in post-war Italian cinema, female prostitutes on screen, spectatorship and post-war Italian cinema and contemporary women's writing and fantastic fiction Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Stephen Hodge Research and teaching both focus on contemporary performance (site-specific performance & performance-related practices, and live art) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Linda Hurcombe Focus on artefacts and material culture studies; ethnographies of craft traditions, the sensory worlds of prehistoric societies and the manner in which archaeologists and anthropologists approach artefact studies Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Elena Isayev Research interests range from reconstructing histories of pre-Roman groups in south Italy, by using the rich material remains, to deconstructing theories of generation conflict and youth in republican Rome Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Nick Kaye History of post-war experimental performance, with emphasis on the relationship between performance and the development of ideas and practices through sculpture, architectural theory, conceptual and performance art, aspects of experimental music, installation, video art and video Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Joe Kember His research addresses the development of popular and visual entertainments throughout the Victorian period and early twentieth century, including traditions of performance and representation in early and silent film, magic lantern shows, music hall, and fairground Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Emma Loosley Oriental Christian and early Islamic Art, Architecture and Archaeology; European Travellers in the Middle East; Themes of syncretism and inter-religious and inter-cultural exchange in the Middle East and surrounding area; Late Antique and Medieval Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr James Lyons Research interests focus upon contemporary American film and television, American indie culture (especially film, comics, and music, and theories of popular culture and taste) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Chloe Paver Research interests focus upon museum exhibitions and memorial sites commemorating the Third Reich; cultural memory; representations of the Third Reich in German and Austrian fiction and film, and fiction since the Wende Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor John Plunkett Research centres on Victorian visual culture, particularly illustration, optical toys, photography and visual perception Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Cathy Turner Research interests include dramaturgy, writing for performance, the performance of place, space and site, walking performance and the relationship between performance and architecture and sustained accounts and imaginaries of global communities, space and time Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Corinna Wagner Research focus on Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British political culture, Gothic literature, art and architecture, Romantic and Victorian Medievalism, Medicine, the Body and the Arts, and Foucault and Panopticism (architectural and medical) Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Phil Wickham Phil Wickham is Curator of The Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture. Phil has written and lectured extensively on film and TV, particularly on British culture and identity Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Patricia Zakreski Her work is primarily in the field of inter-art criticism in the nineteenth century, and has recently focussed on the relationship between women's work and art, exploring the connections that existed between artistic, commercial, and gender economies in the second half of the nin Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Ulrike Zitzlsperger Research interests focus upon the culture and literature of Twentieth-Century Berlin, and 16th-century culture in Germany including: the role of city myths, literary and autobiographical perceptions of the city, film and photography reflecting public spaces in periods of transiti Streatham Campus, Exeter
Honorary Fellows
Dr Kamini Vellodi Streatham Campus, Exeter