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Department of History of Art



Verity Mackenzie is an Affiliated Lecturer in Art History. Her AHRC funded PhD at the University of Cambridge focused on the British Surrealist artist Eileen Agar, analysing her negotiation of Surrealism through an erotics of eating and ritual to establish a politics of female pleasure. Her AHRC funded MPhil dissertation focused on the mannequin as Surrealist object. Verity was awarded The New School President’s Scholarship for an MFA at Parsons School of Design and graduated from Cambridge with a First Class BA in History of Art, where she received the Rosemary Murray and Boulind Scholarships. She has worked at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonham’s, as well as at British and American Vogue. She is currently working on a collection of Surrealist poems.

Verity has six years of teaching experience and gives supervisions and lectures for courses in the History of Art Department, including the MPhil in History of Art & Architecture, The Poetics and Politics of Surrealism, Art Against the World Visual Art after 1945 and The Politics of Display.

Affiliated Lecturer
Dr Verity  Mackenzie