I am a Lecturer in art history and visual culture in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. This website will give you some insight into my publications and research interests.
My research spans 19th and 20th-century French painting and literature, artists’ books, modernism, contemporary art, and the art market. I have also published on the impact of computer technologies on the practice of art history.
After completing my undergraduate and masters studies in modern languages at the University of Adelaide in Australia, a Rhodes Scholarship afforded me the possibility of studying at the University of Oxford. There I was privileged to work with Malcolm Bowie on a D.Phil about the poetry of Charles Baudelaire. After completion of my doctorate I worked with Tag Gronberg at Birkbeck College (University of London) on a Ph.D about depictions of women readers in nineteenth-century French painting. Since then, I have taught and held visiting fellowships at the University of Kent (United Kingdom), the University of British Columbia (Canada), Tulane University (USA), and the Humanities Research Centre of the Australian National University (Canberra). Prior to joining Loughborough University, I was a lecturer at Tilburg University in the Netherlands (2010–2016).
I have received research funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art, French Studies, the Humanities Research Centre of the Australian National University, the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, the Shpilman Institute for Photography, the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women (Tulane University), the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies.
Prior to becoming an art historian I was a corporate lawyer in the City of London. During my fourteen-year career in the City, I led teams of lawyers on large-scale mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and IPOs (initial public offerings). I became a partner in a leading international law firm in 2006. My legal career has provided me with an invaluable background to my recent work on the contemporary art market.
I was a member of the International Committee of the College Art Association from 2010–2014 and a member of the Editorial Board of H-France from 2016–2020.