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Department of History of Art



Alice Cawley is a PhD candidate in the Department of History of Art at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Dr. Alyce Mahon.

’Decadence and Punk Aesthetics in the US and the UK c.1963-1982’.
My research engages with ideas of decadence and sensorial excess in the aesthetics of the punk movement in the US and the UK, with a particular interest in feminist and queer histories of punk.

Supervisor: Dr. Alyce Mahon

College: Newnham College

I completed my MA in History of Art (2018) at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, with a dissertation on Paul Thek’s ‘Meat Piece’ sculptures and Decadent aesthetics. Prior to this, I graduated with a BA (Hons) in French and History of Art from the University of Leeds (2016) with an exchange year at the Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada (2014-2015).  

 Alice  Cawley