I hold a D.Phil in French (University of Oxford) and a PhD in Art History (University of London). Prior to joining Loughborough University in 2016, I was a Lecturer in Art History at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. I am a Rhodes Scholar and 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.
My books include Women Readers in French Painting 1870–1890 (Ashgate, 2012/2016), Matisse’s Poets: Critical Performance in the Artist’s Book (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017) and (as editor and contributor) The Art Book Tradition in Twentieth-Century Europe (Ashgate, 2013), Interactive Contemporary Art: Participation in Practice (I.B. Tauris, 2014/2016), and Perspectives on Degas (Routledge, 2017).
My articles have appeared in Print Quarterly, The History of Photography, Art & The Public Sphere, Life Writing, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Forum for Modern Language Studies, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Memory Studies, n.paradoxa, American Art and in various edited collections and exhibition catalogues.
Part of my current research concerns trends in collecting and the market for contemporary art. I am the series editor of Contextualizing Art Markets for Bloomsbury Academic.
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.