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We are delighted to announce that Dr Deniz Turker and Dr Sofia Gotti will be joining the Department as Leverhulme Early Career Fellows for three years from September 2019

last modified May 23, 2019 12:09 PM

Dr Deniz Turker, currently Research and Outreach Associate at the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies in the University of Cambridge, will be working on a project entitled "Woven Archaeologies: Collecting Mediterranean Embroideries, 1870-1950." Aiming to retrace the intangible boundaries of the Mediterranean from 1870 to the immediate aftermath of the Second World War through the collecting history of its multifarious embroideries, this will include work on the Fitzwilliam's uncatalogued collection of Eastern Mediterranean textiles.

Dr Sofia Gotti, currently Associate Lecturer at the Nuova Accademia delle Belle Arti di Milano, will be working on "Pop, Political Resistance and Sexual Liberation in Latin America." Using case studies from countries across South America, this aims to dismantle restrictive Anglo-American definitions of Pop Art, while reframing the notion of political resistance in art. In particular, Dr Gotti will address the underrepresentation of women in culture by revealing how many female artists engaged with socio-political realities, linking Pop Art's expanded history with women's liberation movements.

The Department congratulates Dr Turker and Dr Gotti on their success in this fiercely competitive fellowship competition, and looks forward to welcoming them into the History of Art community in the autumn.

We are also delighted to announce that Dr Elizabeth Fisher (PhD, 2019), has been granted a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to work on the project ‘Negotiating Modernism: experimental/ expanded practice in the rural north 1945-80’ at Northumbria University from September 2019. Our sincere congratulations to Dr Fisher as she embarks on this exciting new work.