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Dr Sean Willcock

  • Overview



    I joined Birkbeck as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in 2018, having previously taught at SCAD Hong Kong, the Yale-in-London programme at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and the University of York.

  • Research


    Research interests

    • Visual cultures of empire
    • History of photography
    • Aesthetics of violence
    • Image-making ‘on the spot’ or ‘in the field’
    • Archives
    • Crime and punishment
    • Role of art in diplomacy
    • Illustrated press c. 1850-1914
  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Teaching modules

    • Photography in the Archives: Issues for Nineteenth-Century Photography (ARVC222S7)