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Dr Louisa Lee


Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 2023, I was an Associate Lecturer in the Fine Art department at Goldsmiths University. Prior to this, however, I also taught at Falmouth University, UCA, the University of York and Fordham University. Upon completing my PhD, I was awarded two Postdoctoral Fellowships from the Paul Mellon Centre to continue my research, and I have published my writing in various art journals and magazines including Sculpture Journal, Art History, Art Monthly, Burlington Contemporary, Philosophy of Photography and Journal of Visual Art Practice

I studied for my MA at the Courtauld Institute and for my PhD at the University of York, in collaboration with the curatorial department at Tate Britain. My specialist areas of research are conceptual art and writing; radical art pedagogy; feminist and queer theory; archival studies; gender and ecology; performance and photography. 

I am a member of the Association of Art Historians and the College Art Association, and as a Contextual Studies Lecturer at BNU, I lead modules on a range of courses within the School of Art, Design and Performance.

My specialist knowledge has led me to work with galleries, publishers and museums such as Tate, Ridinghouse, Phaidon, Yale University Press and White Cube on projects such as the major exhibition ‘Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979’ at Tate Britain and the book Jo Spence: The Final Project (Ridinghouse, 2013).

My career highlight to date is having the opportunity to travel to various archives and collections around the world such as the Getty in Los Angeles, MoMA in New York and MACBA in Barcelona, in order to conduct research.