The staff listed below are all PhD supervisors at Winchester School of Art. The brief profiles include an indication of the areas staff are open to supervising at research level. See also details of Applying for a PhD.
Dr Alexandra (Sasha) Anikina is a researcher, film-maker and artist. She is a Senior Lecturer in Media Practices. Her work focuses on image politics, algorithmic and AI imaginaries, feminist STS and technological conditions of knowledge production, governance, labour and affect. She writes on various media, including experimental film, algorithmic recommendation systems, games, screensavers and contemporary art. She is part of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image. As an artist, she mostly works with experimental film, game engines and lecture-performances. Her recent work focuses on ‘procedural films’— live simulations made in a game engine, also the subject of her PhD in Media and Communications, completed at Goldsmiths. Her work has been shown internationally, including VI Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Gaîté Lyrique, Paris; Anthology Film Archives, New York; NCCA Moscow; Korean Film Archive and Art Sonje Museum, Seoul; Sanatorium gallery, Istanbul; Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale; Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow; ar/ge kunst, Bolzano, and others. She is co-editor of Cosmic Shift: Russian Contemporary Art Writing (London: ZED Books, 2017, TLS Book of the Year 2017). She co-curated media art festival IMPAKT 2018 ‘Algorithmic Superstructures’. Currently she is working on a monograph on procedural images, as well as on the themes of techno-animism and post-socialist mythologies. Her publications can be found here. Research Interests: algorithmic and visual culture | artistic research | feminist STS | moving image, image politics and ecologies | posthumanities | critical infrastructure studies
Dr Daniel Ashton is Associate Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries. He is Co-Director of the Transforming Creativity Research Group and a member of the steering group for the Work Futures Research Centre. His research on cultural production explores themes of organisation, participation, labour, and education. He is the co-editor of Cultural Work and Higher Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and has published articles in journals including: Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies; Television and New Media; Games and Cultures; European Journal of Cultural Studies; Cultural Trends; and Journal of Cultural Economy. He teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, has supervised PhD projects to completion and examined PhDs in the UK and Australia. He has also worked in partnership with a range of cultural organisations on public exhibitions, teaching initiatives, and research bids. Research Interests: Creative, Cultural and Media Industries | Cultural Policy | Creative Labour | Sociology of Art | Participatory Arts | Digital Cultures | Videogames
Dr Eirini Bazaki is a Teaching Fellow in Fashion Management Marketing. Publications and Staff Seminars include: “The Effect of Relational Elements and Value Co-Creation on Brand Extension Acceptance”(The University of Glasgow, 2013), ” A Relational Model of Model of Luxury Fashion Brand Extensions” (INTERREG, 2014), “The Value of Brand Relationships in Creative Industries” (10th Global Brand Conference, 2014),” Brand Extensions and the S-D Logic: The Effects of Co-Creative and Relational Elements on Brand Extension Acceptance” (EMAC, 2014), “Creative Industries: Is It All About Design?” (WSA, 2015). Research Interests: Luxury Brands | Brand Extensions | Relationship Marketing | Digital Marketing
Prof Ryan Bishop is Professor of Global Art and Politics at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, and Head of Research for the Department of Art and Media Technology. He co-directs the Archaeologies of Media and Technology research group (with Jussi Parikka) and currently serves as Faculty Director of the Graduate School (Faculty of Arts and Humanities). With Mark Featherstone and Eva Giraud, he co-edits Cultural Politics (Duke University Press) and serves on the Editorial board of Theory Culture & Society. He also edits the book series “A Cultural Politics Book” (Duke UP) and co-edits with Jussi Parikka the book series “Technicities” (Edinburgh UP). Bishop is the author or editor of 14 books including Technocrats of the Imagination: Art, Technology and the Military-Industrial Avant-garde (with John Beck, Duke Up), 2020), Seeing Degree Zero (with Sunil Manghani, Edinburgh UP, 2019), Cold War Legacies: Systems, Theory, Aesthetics (with John Beck, Edinburgh UP, 2016), American Film Comedy and Cultural Critique (Edinburgh UP 2013) Modernist Avant-Garde Aesthetics and Contemporary Military Technology (with John Phillips, Edinburgh UP, 2010) and Baudrillard Now (Polity 2009). Research Interests: Critical theory | media/mediation | visual and aural culture |literary texts/ theory | historicity, globalization, technology/ technicity | violence | militarization | technology | the senses | urbanization | aesthetics | political formations
Dr Mihaela Brebenel is Lecturer in Digital Cultures. She is a researcher and curator, interested in the politics and aesthetics of the audiovisual in contemporary culture. Mihaela has a background in film studies, media and philosophy. Her doctoral research focused on the role and circulation of moving image media and technology in post-communist Romania. She has written on memory and uses of archival images in screen-based creative and artistic practice, artistic labour and the cultural production of subjectivity, and on the critique of participation in contemporary technologically mediated contexts. Research interests: moving images | digital screen cultures | cyber/techno feminism | critical practices exploring gender and technology | media, urban space, memory | labour and the possibilities of collective work | care and the commons
Dr Megen de Bruin-Molé is Lecturer B in Digital Media Practice at WSA. She specialises in ‘monstrous’ historical fiction, adaptation, and contemporary remix culture, and is currently interested in the digital afterlives and appropriations of historical archives and ephemera—in particular in GIFs and on TikTok. Her book Gothic Remixed (Bloomsbury 2020) examines popular remix culture through the lens of monster studies, and her co-edited collection Embodying Contagion (UWP/Open Access 2021) explores how fantasies of outbreak narratives have infiltrated the way people view the real world. Since 2016 she has been an editor of the Genealogy of the Posthuman, an open-access initiative curated by the Critical Posthumanism Network (http://criticalposthumanism.net/genealogy/). Read more about Megen’s work on her blog: frankenfiction.com. Research interests: remix culture | (neo-)historical fiction | the Gothic | monster studies | popular feminism | adaptation and/as translation | transmedia
Dr Valentina Cardo is Associate Professor of Politics and Identity. Her research develops across three interconnected strands: the changing relationship between the media and modes of political and civic agency; the impact of digital technologies on traditional political communication strategies (including journalism); and questions of power, identity and difference. Research publications include journal articles (in Parliamentary Affairs and British Politics) and book sections (in Brants and Voltmer’s Political Communication in Postmodern Democracy; and Riegert’s Politicotainment) on these topics. Research Interests: political communication | politics and technology | journalism | activism and technology | gender and technology
Dr Daniel Cid is Associate Professor of Design Studies at the University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art. He is also Co-director of the Creative Practices Research Group. He is conducting a multidisciplinary research project designed to attend the problem of homelessness, made in collaboration with the Arrels Foundation (Barcelona, Spain) and Trinity Winchester charity (Winchester UK). He has recently published, in Spanish, The Dispersed House (Ediciones Asimétricas, 2020). He has recently conducted at FAD (Fostering Arts and Design) Dress Rehearsal (published also in The Design Journal), an experimental project and exhibition about food, design and sustainability). He was coauthor of ‘Zero Flat: The Design of a New Type of Apartment for the Chronically Homeless People’ (European Journal of Homelessness). He was Scientific Director of ELISAVA until May 2015, developing projects like Design Decoding with elBulli and Ferran Adrià. Lecturer at various European, American and Asian universities. He holds a PhD in Aesthetics, Art and Architecture from University of Barcelona. Between 2007 and 2010 he was an advisor to the mayor of Barcelona on architecture and town-planning projects for the city. Research Interests: Design | Collaborative Practices | Interdisciplinary Practices | Design Education | Design Theory
Dr Shaun Cole is Associate Professor in Fashion at Winchester School of Art and Co-Director of the ‘Intersectionalities: Politics – Identities – Cultures’ research group. He is a cultural historian interested in dressed appearance and identity. Shaun’s research particularly examines the dressed male body and the ways in which the sexual subject can be understood and formed in relation to terms of gender, class and ethnicity. The relationship between masculinity and sexual orientation and its expression through dress, fashion and the managed appearance is of particular interest (Don We Now Our Gay Apparel: Gay Men’s Dress in the Twentieth Century 2000; The Story of Men’s Underwear 2010). He was formerly a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and consultant on the exhibitions ‘A Queer History of Fashion’ (FIT New York) and ‘Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s’ (V&A, London). Shaun has most recently Co-curated and exhibition on the history of British men’s fashion – Dandy Style – at Manchester Art Gallery (6/10/22 – 1/5/23) accompany by a co-edited book Dandy Style: 250 Years of British Men’ Fashion. Shaun has published in international academic journals including Fashion Theory, Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion, Dress and Fashion, Film and Consumption. He serves on editorial boards of Costume, Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion and Fashion Studies. Research Interests: Cultural Studies | Fashion Studies | Men’s Fashion | Masculinities | Gay and Queer Fashion and Style | Subcultural Style and identity | Material Culture | Curating
Dr. Stephen Cornford is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art. His primary supervision interests are in practice-based, or artistic research projects that are grounded in video, installation, performance, sculpture, or sound practices. He is also interested in supervising students who seek to combine practice-based and theoretical research in novel or innovative ways. Stephen’s own artistic research is concerned with the materialities and ideologies of digital technology, the relationships between media and environment, mineral and image, photographic and planetary space. His work has been exhibited internationally for 15 years at museums and galleries including: ZKM (Karlsruhe), ICC Tokyo, Haus der Electronische Kunste (Basel), and the Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki). His writing has been published in the Journal of Visual Culture and Cultural Politics and his forthcoming artist monograph Petrified Media will be published in 2023 by The Eriskay Connection. Research Interests: Art & Technology | Art/Science | Media Art | Media Ecology | Sound Art | Hardware Hacking | Digital Imaging | Artistic Research | Science & Technology Studies | Circular Economies | Photographic Theory | Philosophy of Technology
Ian Dawson is an artist and Lecturer in Fine Art and Co-Director of the School’s Critical Practices Research Group. He has exhibited extensively with solo shows in New York (James Cohan Gallery), London (C&C Gallery) and Paris (Galerie Xippas) and has works in both public and private collections worldwide, including the Chaney Family collection, GossMichael Collection, and Mickey and Janice Cartin Collection. His work is featured in Contemporary British Sculpture (Schiffer Publishing) and Collage, Assembling Contemporary Art, (Black Dog Publishing).He articulated the complex relationship between the artist and the creative act in his book Making Contemporary Sculpture (Crowood Press). Recent exhibitions ‘The Wanderer’s Nightsong II’ (C&C Gallery London 2015) and ‘Taplow House’ (ASC Gallery London 2015) explore new 3D imaging technologies, and have been the outcome of an ongoing collaboration with members of the Archaeological Computing Research Group and The Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins. Research interests: Fine Art (Practice-Based) | Sculpture | Painting | Drawing | 3D Print and new imaging technologies | Curatorial Practices | Collaborative Practices
Prof Ed D’Souza is Professor of Critical Practice and co-director of the Critical Practices Research Group at WSA and a co-director of the Digital Suzhou Festival in China. He has worked internationally as an artist and designer and is known for his temporal, site-specific and participatory/collaborative projects. His work explores critical practices engaging with a variety of production processes and producers supported by his critical writings and publishing around social, political and cultural change. Currently he has a major project Migrant Car launched in May 2019 as part of the 1st Oslo Biennial in Norway. Recent critical writings, reviews and projects in relation to biennales include Timely Provocations: The 3rd Kochi-Muziris Biennale, review for The Biennale Foundation (2017), India’s Biennale Effect: A Politics of Contemporary Art launched at the 3rd Kochi-Muziris Biennale (Routledge, 2016), Whorled Explorations: Jitish Kallat in conversation with Robert E. D’Souza and Sunil Manghani(MARG Magazine of the Arts, 2016), a collateral project End of Empire as part of the 2nd Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2014), journal article The Indian Biennale Effect: The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 12/12/12 (Cultural Politics, Duke University Press, 2013). Read more about Ed’s work on his website forms of exchange. Research interests: design cultures | critical design practices | design activism | socially engaged art | cultural production | curation | biennial practices | site-specific art | critical theory | cultural politics
Dr Luci Eldridge is Teaching Fellow in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art. Her practice and research is concerned with the scientific visioning of landscape as seen from satellites or through the cameras on spacecraft and rovers on other worlds. She is interested in how landscape is re-presented as digital images as a means to gain new knowledge. Her work combines traditional printmaking techniques, lens based media and collage with fictional visualisations constructed in 3D software, 3D printing, and projection. At the heart of her work and research lies the notion of reconstructed landscape and the role technology plays in forming humanity’s relationship to both the Earth and other planets. Recent exhibitions include: ‘How the Land Lies’ (Sirius Art Centre, Ireland); ‘Invisible Visions’ (Spaceport, Norway); ‘Unfolding Landscape’ (De Cacaofabriek, The Netherlands); ‘The Art of Planetary Science’ (Division for Planetary Science Conference, Utah); ‘Mission on Mars’ (Maidstone International Arts Festival); ‘Laboratory of Dark Matters’ (Guest Projects, London); ‘Framed Expanse’ (Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester). Recent Research publications include book sections (for Image-Action-Space: Situating the Screen in Visual Practice; Laboratory of Dark Matters; Prova III) and journal articles (for Journal of Visual Arts Practice and Journal of Visual Culture). She is currently co-editing an upcoming book titled Robotic Vision and Virtual Interfacings: Seeing, Sensing, Shaping. Her full portfolio and list of publications are available here. Research interests: Fine Art (practice-based) | Printmaking | Lens-based Media | Imaging Technologies | Critical Image Theory | Data Visualisation | Art/Science | Science and Technology Studies | Space Sciences | Remote Sensing | Virtual Reality
Prof Jonathan Faiers is Reader in Fashion and Textiles. His research interests include the interface between popular culture, textile and dress. Film and television’s construction of a shared understanding of fashion is fundamental to my work and informs my teaching, writing and curatorial projects. Accepting that fashion and textile theory is fundamentally interdisciplinary Dr Faiers has become increasingly interested in the concept of ‘fashion thinking’ and how we need to strive for indisciplinarity, by that he means being simultaneously amongst disciplines, yet challenging the limits of those same disciplines. This is necessary in order to fully engage with textiles and dress as material culture, as representation, and as a uniquely social phenomenon. To that end he welcomes research projects that will test the limits of how we currently think about clothing and textiles. Research Interests: Popular culture, textile and dress | Film and Television | Fashion | Fashion Thinking | Material Culture | Representation | Clothing
Dr. Tiffany Fong is a Lecturer in Design Management at the Winchester School of
Art, University of Southampton. She holds a doctoral degree in Design Economy, specialising in Design Entrepreneurship, a master’s degree in Fashion and Textiles,
and a master’s degree in Design Education at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is also a design practitioner, design educator with specific expertise in design entrepreneurship and design education. She began conducting research in business incubation for design startups since 2009 after she worked for a business incubation programme in Hong Kong. Her research focuses on developing business incubation for design start-ups, entrepreneurship education for designers, as well as design and creative entrepreneurship development. Recently, she is conducting a research study on the impact of design business and entrepreneurial education in design schools and design industry. Research interests: Design and Creative Entrepreneurship | Business Incubation | Design Startups | Design Education | Creative Economy
Dr Seth Giddings is Associate Professor of Digital Culture and Design. His publications include Toy Theory (MIT Press, 2023) Gameworlds: virtual media & children’s everyday play (New York: Bloomsbury, 2014); The New Media & Technocultures Reader (Routledge, 2011); and Lister et al, New Media: a critical introduction (Routledge, 2009). In recent projects he has researched the design and testing of experimental digital media and technologies for play, from Artificial Intelligence and robots to interactive swings and smartphone games. Research Interests: Theories of Digital and Postdigital Media Culture | Creative and Playful AI and Robotics | Technics of Games, Toys and Play | Media Art| Theory/Practice in Media Research | Children’s Media Culture | Design for Playful Technology | Experimental Ethnography
Prof James Hall is Research Professor in Art History and Theory. Publications include The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History (Thames and Hudson, 2014 / Italy: Einaudi / Holland: Librero / S Korea: Sigongsa / China: Shanghai People’s Fine Art Publishing House / Germany: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellshaft); The Sinister Side: How Left-Right Symbolism Shaped Western Art (Oxford University Press, 2008 / S Korea: Puriwa Ipari Publishing, 2011); Michelangelo and the Reinvention of the Human Body (London: Chatto, 2005 / New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006); The World as Sculpture: the changing status of sculpture from the Renaissance to the present day (Chatto, 1999). Research Interests: Aesthetics | Art History & Theory | Body Language | Caricature | Cult of the Artist | Empathy and Enactment | Exhibition History | Iconography | Image Studies | Installation | Museum History | Portraiture | Sculpture History and Theory | Self-Portraiture | The Senses of Touch and Sight | Sexual Politics | Status of the Artist | Symbolism
Gordon Hon is a lecture in Fine Art and Visual Culture, he is co-author (with Prof. Bashir Makhoul) of The Origins of Palestinian Art (Liverpool University Press 2013) and has written widely on the relationship between art, nationalism and identity in relation to the Israel/Palestine conflict most recently as the curator of The Punishment of Luxury at the Um el Fahem Gallery Isreal/Palestine (2018-19). He is also interested in myths of origin and ontologies of the work of art, which he explored in ’The work of Death in Burgin’s Belledonne’ in Zero Degree Aesthetics: Barthes/Burgin Edinburgh University Press 2018) and ‘From the Empty Grave to the Empty Cradle: Myths of Origin and Art in the Israel/Palestine Conflict’, in Conflict and Compassion: A Paradox of Difference in Contemporary Asian Art. (Manchester 2016) He is also an artist with a diverse practice including painting, film and music and is a member of the artists’ collective Five Years. Research interests: Fine Art practice based projects | psychosocial | origins | myth | ontology of art | nationalism | post-colonialism
Dr Mazed Islam is a Lecturer in Fashion Marketing and Leadership, at the Winchester School of Art. He is an enthusiastic professional with demonstrated experience in the fashion and textiles industry-academia. His key expertise, teaching, and research cover a wide range of topics in fashion management and marketing with a particular focus on sustainability and circularity in fashion and textiles, sustainable fashion supply chains, sustainability assessment, and fashion digitization. His PhD research focused on “Implementing sustainable practices and circularity in fashion and textiles”. Previously, he worked as a fashion merchandiser with renowned fashion brands and suppliers. Mazed has been awarded prestigious fellowships including FHEA, FRSA, and CText FTI UK.
Dr Alessandro Ludovico is Associate Professor in Art, Design and Media at the Winchester School of Art and Adjunct Professor at OCAD University, Toronto. He is an artist and chief editor of Neural magazine since 1993. He received his Ph.D. degree in English and Media from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge (UK). He has published and edited several books, and has lectured worldwide. He also served as an advisor for the Documenta 12’s Magazine Project. He is one of the authors of the award-winning Hacking Monopolism trilogy of artworks (Google Will Eat Itself, Amazon Noir, Face to Facebook). Research Interests: Publishing | New media art | Hacker Culture | Software-based Portraiture | Media Archeology | Virtual Identities | Sound Art | Digital Humanities
Prof Sunil Manghani is Professor of Theory, Practice and Critique, and Deputy Head of School, Director of Research at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Publications include India’s Biennale Effect: A Politics of Contemporary Art (Routledge India, 2016); Barthes/Burgin: Notes Towards an Exhibition (Edinburgh University Press, 2016); Farewell to Visual Studies (Penn Sate University, 2015); Image Studies: Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2013); Images: Critical and Primary Sources (Bloomsbury, 2013); Painting: Critical and Primary Sources (Bloomsbury, 2015); and Images: A Reader (Sage, 2006). He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Contemporary Painting and Associate Editor for Theory, Culture & Society. Research Interests: Aesthetics | Art History & Theory | Art Writing | Cultural Studies | Critical Theory | Drawing & Painting | Fine Art (Practice-Based) | Global Art & Politics | Image Studies | Visual Culture
Dr HollyGale Millette is Senior Teaching Fellow in Research and Contextual Studies on the MA (Design) Luxury Brand Management and the BA Fashion Marketing and Management courses at WSA (University of Southampton). Her research pertains to her interest in ‘deep mapping’. Deep mapping names a hybrid cluster of creative practices that draw on the humanities and/or the social sciences. It also regularly interbreeds with memorial cartography, gendered spatial practices, haunted archaeology, psychogeography, theatre and performance, human geography, site writing, and radical spaces of resistance. HollyGale’s current writing and research is situated in: Gothic and Neo-/Victorian cultures; television; fashion literacies; celebrity; and resistant or radical communities. She has published in a number of international academic journals: Gramma/Γράμμα: Journal of Theory and Criticism (2015), Essays in Philosophy (2015); and The Journal of Comparative American Studies (2016), amongst others, and has Essays/Chapter’s in several edited volumes, publishing under the likes of Rowman & Littlefield and Palgrave MacMillian. Research Interests: Chronotopes and Heterotopias | Cultural Studies | Critical Theory | Material Culture | Celebrity Studies | Clothing and Dress | Masculinities | Neoliberal-Resistant Lifestyles | Dialectical Materialism
Bruce Montgomery is a Creative Director/Design Consultant with International experience. His professional and research interests cover Craft, Luxury, Menswear and Sustainability, Fashion supply chain, Textiles linked proposals or Luxury brand/fashion Management.
Dr Clio Padovani is Principal Teaching Fellow, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. She is a Gobelin trained weaver, interested in exploring craft and design heritage as a driver for innovation to support modernisation in artisanal textile industry. The metaphor of weaving and other textile methodologies such as lace making and quilting are used to connect textiles and critical theory, visible in her film, weaving and academic writing. She was commissioned to produce a video piece for Quilts, 1700-2010 at the V&A Museum. She is co-author of Sustainability and the Social Fabric: Europe’s New Textile Industries (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017) and is working on a forthcoming entry for the Trade and Industry volume of the Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of World Textiles (2024). For the last 4 years she has been Deputy Head of School (Education) at WSA, and is also supervising PGR projects about pedagogical models in TNE. Research interests: Textiles | Tapestry | Film| Continuity of Cultures of Textile Production | Heritage| Entrepreneurship| Technology| Skills| Memory| Craft| Trade| Culture
Kwame Phillips is Senior Lecturer in Media Practices at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, England, specialising in sensory media production, visual anthropology and audio culture. Phillips’ work focuses on resilience, race and social justice using multimodal and experimental methodologies. He is co-author (with Dr. Shana Redmond) of the chapter “‘The People Who Keep on Going’: A Radical Listening Party” in The Futures of Black Radicalism (Verso 2017). He is also co-creator (with Dr. Debra Vidali) of the multi-sensorial sound art work, “Kabusha Radio Remix: Your Questions Answered by Pioneering Zambian Talk Show Host David Yumba (1923-1990),” and the resultant co-authored article, “Ethnographic Installation and ‘the Archive’: Re/Dislocation, Reverberation, and Aspiration” in the “Bodies of Archives/Archival Bodies” special issue of Visual Anthropology Review. He is part of the Visual Scholarship Initiative. Phillips’ work uses multimodal and experimental methodologies, often grounded in remix and repurposing, to centre on multidisciplinary engagement and focus on resilience, race, and social justice. He is committed to teaching in underserved communities and has taught workshops in Thailand, The Maldives, Pakistan and Palestine. His recent interest is in ‘mixtape scholarship’, a curation and reprocessing of sensory media to convey sonic narratives in a manner not bounded by academic tradition or traditional form. This has led to the visual mixtapes The Imagined Things: On Solange, Repetition and Mantra and Lovers Rock Dub: An Experiment in Visual Reverberation. His upcoming publications include “Dub, Ecstasy and Collective Memory in Lovers Rock” in ReFocus: The Films of Steve McQueen (Edinburgh University Press) and “Creating an Ethnographic Exhibit” in The Creative Ethnographer’s Notebook (Routledge). Research interests: Sensory Media Production | Multimodal and Experimental Methodologies | Race and Aocial Justice | Artistic Research | Visual and Aural Culture | Film and Media Studies
Dr Emma Reay is a Senior Lecturer in Emerging Media. She teaches games design, games studies, and children’s media studies. She is interested in how playful, virtual worlds make us think differently about age and have the potential to foster intergenerational solidarity. Her recent work addresses digital toys, adult make believe, empathy as a ludic skill, and heroism in videogames.
Prof Joanne Roberts is Professor in Arts and Cultural Management. Her areas of expertise include creativity and innovation, knowledge management, international business, and luxury studies. Joanne has published widely in leading international academic journals including the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Learning, and Research Policy. She is author of Multinational Business Services Firms (Ashgate, 1998; Routledge, 2020) and A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Knowledge Management (Sage Publications, 2015). She is co-editor of: Knowledge and Innovation in the New Service Economy, with A. Andersen, J. Howells, R. Hull and I. Miles (Edward Elgar, 2000); Living with Cyberspace, with J. Armitage (Continuum, 2002); Community, Economic Creativity and Organization, with A. Amin (Oxford University Press, 2008); Critical Luxury Studies: Art, Design, Media, with John Armitage (Edinburgh University Press, 2016), and The Third Realm of Luxury: Connecting Real Places and Imaginary Spaces, with John Armitage (Bloomsbury, 2020) . Research Interests: Creative and Cultural Industries | Critical Luxury Studies, including the connections between Luxury, Art, Space, Prosperity and Inequality | Craft, Creativity and Innovation | Knowledge and Technology Studies
Dr Yasmin K. Sekhon is Lecturer in Luxury Brand Management and Pathway leader of MA (Design) Luxury Brand Management at WSA (University of Southampton). Her areas of research include the consumption patterns of first and second-generation immigrant communities, the consumption of luxury brands, the meaning and significance of luxury across cultures as well as the study of materialism in cross-cultural settings. She has published in a number of academic journals from Consumption, Markets and Culture Journal, Academy of Marketing Review, Non- profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, International Journal of Market Research amongst others. She is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Market Research. She was also Associate editor of the Journal of Marketing Management. Research Interests: Consumer Culture Theory | Luxury Consumption | Identity, Materialism and consumption | Children and Luxury | Cross Cultural Luxury | Consumer Behaviour
Prof Louise Siddons is Professor of Visual Politics, and Head of the Department of Art and Media Technology at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Publications include Good Pictures Are a Strong Weapon (University of Minnesota Press, 2023) and Centering Modernism (University of Oklahoma Press, 2018), as well as contributions to Art and Activism in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2022), Authenticity in North America (Routledge, 2019), and Rethinking Regionalism (Colorado Springs FAC, 2021). She has also published in American Art, Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Panorama, the British Art Journal, and African American Review. Research Interests: Visual Politics | Art History & Theory | Art and Activism | Queer Theory | Lesbian Studies | Relationality | Histories of Race and Racialisation | Cultural Studies | Feminist Theory | Printmaking and Photography | Indigenous Studies | Visual Culture | Materiality
Prof Jo Turney is a design historian and an internationally recognised specialist in everyday textiles and dress objects and practices. This is best articulated in her research about knitting and discussions within Wardrobe Studies. More recent research aims to reveal and redress marginalised and/or stigmatised clothing activities and behaviours as evidence of the wider socio-cultural and political marginalisation of peoples. This emphasis on highlighting prejudice, acts as a catalyst for discussions of social justice as a lived and embodied experience. Most evidenced and impactful in regard to pedagogy, is my work on fashion and crime. Additionally, this drive for equity and inclusivity for peoples, places, practices and methods, is indicated in Clothing Cultures, of which she is chief editor. She is also an editorial board member of Textile: the Journal of cloth and culture, and a consulting member of the Dress and Bodies Association (DBA). She is the author of Floral Frocks (2007, with Rosemary Harden), The Culture of Knitting (2009) Images in Time (2011, with Aesa Sigurjónsdóttir & Michael A. Langkjaer ) Fashion Crimes (2019) and the forthcoming In Private (2023) and Ultra: Halston in Fashion (2023). She is the author of many articles that address the contemporary everyday. Key supervisory areas: Fashion and Textiles, History, Theory practice| Contemporary craft| Wardrobe studies| Masculinities| Interior Design| Everyday Creative Practices| Popular Culture 1970-2000| Material Culture| Marginality and Social Practice
Dr Shan Wang is a design researcher, designer, and lecturer of the MA Design Management course at the University of Southampton. She is interested in using design thinking to support, enable and drive changes through the creation of innovative practices. She had a creative and practical background in communication design. She previously had industry experience in visual identity design and website design. She also provides expertise and research capability in inclusive design, user-centred design, interface and interaction design, healthcare design, design for ageing, and home environment design aspects. Her current research focuses on the investigation of users’ needs and develops products, services, home environments and social communities to improve people’s well-being and quality of life. Research interests: Inclusive Design | Healthcare and Housing Design for Ageing | Interface and Interaction Design | User Experience Design | Communication Design | Design Thinking and Design Innovation
Dr Vanissa Wanick is a Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. She teaches games design and design research methods. Vanissa has published more than 20 papers in the area of games design, gamification, user interface design, brand experience, VR/AR/XR, cross-cultural design and engagement. She has more than 10 years of international experience in digital design and user experience design, working as a designer for several companies in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Vanissa is interested in questions that address the influence of Interaction Design in people’s attitudes, decision-making processes, human perception and behaviour. She is also interested in exploring the relationship between interactive platforms, participatory design, community building and knowledge exchange. Research interests: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)| Data-driven Design| Community Building| Participatory Design| Games Design| Creativity and Diversity| Design Innovation| Gamification| Emerging Technologies| Games for Behaviour Change and Cross-cultural Studies
Dr Yuanyuan Yin is a Lecturer in Design Management at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Yuanyuan completed her PhD in Design Research and MA in Design Strategy & Innovation and from Brunel University. Her research has been concentrated on promoting business performance through developing design and brand strategies, understanding customers and users, supporting design collaboration, and improving innovation in product design. As Principal Investigator, Yuanyuan has led research projects funded by University of Southampton and the Economic and Social Research Council. Research interests: Design for Ageing | User-centred Design | Customer Experience Design | Design and branding strategy
NB. Fuller staff profiles can be found on the School website, which include further information about publications, administrative duties and on-going research.