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Donna West Brett

Associate Professor in Art History, University of Sydney

Donna West Brett is an Associate Professor and Chair of Art History at the University of Sydney. She is author of Photography and Place: Seeing and Not Seeing Germany After 1945 (Routledge, 2016); and co-editor with Natalya Lusty, Photography and Ontology: Unsettling Images (Routledge, 2019) and co-editor with Deborah Ascher Barnstone, Modernist Aesthetics in Transition: Visual Culture in the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany (Bloomsbury, 2024). Brett is a recipient of an Australian Academy of the Humanities, Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Award, 2017; Research Leader for the Photographic Cultures Research Group; Editorial Member for the Visual Culture and German Contexts Series, Bloomsbury; and a Sloan Fellow in Photography, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, 2024.


  • –present
    Associate professor, University of Sydney