Editorial Board 2022—2023
Eliza is in her final year of PhD study. Her research focuses on friendship between British women artists working in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She uses this relationship as a methodological lens through which to better understand artists about whom little is known. She was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship by the Humanities Research Centre in 2023 and has received support for her research from the Paul Mellon Centre, Association for Art History, British Association for Victorian Studies, and Graduate Women International. Eliza writes regularly about art, books, and culture for the Guardian, ArtReview, Frieze, and elsewhere.
Susie Beckham is a PhD candidate in History of Art at the University of York. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Glasgow and MA at Birkbeck, University of London. Her doctoral research is focused upon a re-evaluation of the Pre-Raphaelite label and its temporal sensitivity, exploring its origins, evolution, and reception from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. She was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship at the Humanities Research Centre, University of York in 2022 and has received support for her research from the British Association for Victorian Studies and the Paul Mellon Centre. Her research has been published in The British Art Journal.
Peter is a second-year doctoral candidate in art history, researching the role of gender play in the works of the Rudolfine artist Bartholomeus Spranger. He has an undergraduate degree in English, a post-graduate education credential from California State University, and a master’s degree in art history from Lindenwood University.
Yuxuan Xiao is a PhD candidate in the History of Art department at the University of York. She received her MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Manchester in 2020, and her BA in Archaeology from Nanjing University in 2019. Her research is focused on the auction house’s gallery as an alternative exhibition space in London in terms of its role in the production of social relations and identities. This space is investigated in the context of the exhibition history as well as contemporary art scene.
Giulia is a WRoCAH funded PhD candidate working on artists’ writings and artists’ books produced by women involved in the feminist movement in Italy from the 1970s to the 1990s. Giulia received a BA from the University of Houston and an MA from the University of York. She held curatorial positions in museums in the US, the UK, and Italy.
Ellie is a WRoCAH funded PhD candidate, working on embroidered late medieval funeral textiles which survive in the private collections of London's Livery Companies. She completed her BA at the University of Bristol and MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She is the Curator and Keeper of Treasures at the Merchant Taylors' Company in London.
Lauren has just completed her Masters in History of Art at the University of York. Her dissertation explored the photography of Ana Mendieta and Francesca Woodman, justifying their trace-like figures as indexical self-portraits. Lauren now freelances as a creative development manager for breast cancer charity Art For Cure.