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Suzannah Biernoff

Suzannah Biernoff is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research has spanned medieval and modern periods: she is the author of Sight and Embodiment in the Middle Ages (2002), while her recent writing pursues the themes of corporeal history and visual anxiety in the context of First World War Britain. In 2007 she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Leave Award for a project on the cultural history of disfigurement. Open Access articles from this project have been published in the journals Visual Culture in Britain, Social History of Medicine and Photographies and her book Portraits of Violence: War and the Aesthetics of Disfigurement is due out with the University of Michigan Press in 2015.