MemberHope Walker

…BA History of Art, Seattle University [2004]

MA, History of Art, American University [2006]

MPhil, History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art [2014]…

is an Art Historian and full-time Instructor at Western Governors University in the Humanities Department. Her research interest is Netherlandish painters and other emigre crafts-persons living in Tudor England. She has an MA in the History of Art from American University and an MPhil in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute. Prior to her career in art history and academia, Hope worked in documentary television and the non-profit sector. 

MemberEvan Jones

…The University of Nottingham: PhD in History of Art: 2019

The University of Nottingham: MRes in Visual Culture: 2012

Nottingham Trent University: BA in Graphic Design: 2006…

I recently completed a PhD in History of Art at the University of Nottingham. My research interests cover 20th Century American Visual Culture and Art History. I have a particular interest in dipictions of the office in 20th America.

MemberLorraine de la Verpillière

…* Oct. 2014- June 2018: PhD in History of Art, University of Cambridge
Thesis title: ‘Visceral Creativity: Digestion, Earthly Melancholy, and Materiality in the Graphic Arts of Early Modern France and the German-Speaking Lands (c. 1530-1675)’

* 2012-2014: MA, History of Art – Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

– 2012-2013: Master 1, Histoire de l’art, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Master 1 dissertation: ‘Frontispices de Pierre Paul Rubens et imagerie jésuite (1609-1640)’ (Title-Pages by Pete…

Lorraine de la Verpillière is a Post-doctoral Research Assistant on the ERC-funded project “Genius Before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science”.
Before coming to CRASSH, Lorraine completed a PhD at the History of Art department in Cambridge, funded by the AHRC, the Cambridge Trust, and Pembroke College’s Lander Studentship in History of Art. Her thesis, entitled ‘Visceral Creativity: Digestion, Earthly Melancholy, and Materiality in the Graphic Arts of Early Modern France and the German-Speaking Lands (c. 1530-1675)’, examines how early modern artists depicted the ‘physiology of creation’, focusing on the lower process of digestion as a natural model of artistic creativity.
Prior to her PhD, Lorraine received a BA and MA in History of Art from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where she researched and published on the artistic patronage of Cardinal Reginald Pole (1500-1558) between Italy and England. Lorraine has a long-standing interest in science as, prior to starting her BA in History of Art, she studied Physics, Chemistry, and Maths in a French classe préparatoire. Recently, she also took part in the Middle French Paleography Workshop organised by The Making and Knowing Project (led by Prof. Pamela Smith) at the University of Columbia in New York, where she received intensive training in Middle French manuscript reading and helped to the translation and digital encoding of BnF Ms. Fr. 640 – a sixteenth-century compilation of technical recipes written by an anonymous French craftsperson. With her colleague, Lizzie Marx, Lorraine co-coordinated the Cambridge History of Art Graduate Research Seminar, Lent term 2018 on the topic of “Art and the Senses.”

MemberThomas Dreher

I studied history of art at LMU and wrote a thesis on “Conceptual Art in America and England between 1963 and 1976” (1988, published in German in 1992). “Performance Art after 1945. Action Theater and Intermedia Art” was sustained by DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and published in German in 2001. My research on the history of art since 1945 is archived on the website “Intermedia Art” (URL: “IASLonline Lessons in NetArt” presents my research on net art and net conditions (URL: I expanded the subject of this site to Mobile Telephony, Locative Media and Computer Art.

MemberCeren Ozpinar

Dr Ceren Özpınar is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton, History of Art and Design Programme. She was previously a British Academy Newton International Fellow at the University of Sussex (2015-17) and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds (2013-14). She was awarded her PhD in History of Art from Istanbul Technical University in 2015. Dr Özpınar’s research focuses on contemporary art, art historiography, politics of exhibitions, and feminist art and art histories since 1960 with a special interest in Turkey and the Middle East. Her first monograph The Art Historiography in Turkey (1970–2010) was published in 2016 by Tarih Vakfi in Istanbul, and the next, titled Politics of Writing Art Histories: Narratives of Contemporary Art, Feminism and Women Artists from Turkey, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Dr Özpınar co-edited with Mary Kelly (née Healy) the volume titled Under the Skin: Feminist Art and Art Histories from the Middle East and North Africa Today published by The British Academy and Oxford University Press in 2020. Her articles appeared in journals including Art & The Public Sphere, the Art Journal and Art in Translation. 

MemberNikos Pegioudis

2010-2015, PhD, History of Art, UCL.
2005-2010, MA, History of Art, University of Crete.
1998-2003, BA, History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina.

Nikos Pegioudis is an art historian. He has received his PhD from the Department of History of Art at University College London (UCL) in 2015 with a dissertation titled ‘Artists and Radicalism in Germany, 1890-1933: Reform, Politics and the Paradoxes of the Avant-Garde’. In 2017-2018 he obtained a DAAD fellowship for a postodoctoral research project at the Freie Universität Berlin which was titled ‘Cultural Transfer in Architecture and Urban Planning: German Architecture and the Making of the Architect’s Profession in Greece, 1930-1950’. He has written various articles on the history of art, design and architecture in peer-reviewed academic journals and volumes. His main research interests are in German and Greek visual culture, architecture, the sociology of the avant-garde, politics of artistic professions, artistic labor and economic precarity.

MemberElli Leventaki

I am an art historian, a curator, and an independent researcher. Currently, I am working as a curator at the Biennale of Western Balkans, as well as a freelance curator in individual projects. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Art Theory, and a Master’s degree in Art History and Curating, both from the Fine Arts Department of the University of Ioannina, Greece. My master’s thesis subject was “Institutional Critique as an artistic expression”. I also have a diploma on adult and continuing education from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. For several years, I was the curator and the cultural manager of the Frissiras Museum of Contemporary European Painting in Athens, Greece. I have also collaborated as an arts professional with various institutions, cultural spaces, festivals, artists and art-enthusiasts in independent projects. Furthermore, I have written numerous scientific art-related texts and I have participated in many conferences in Greece and abroad. I am a member of the Association of Greek Art Historians, AICA Hellas, ICOM and a member of the History of Art Laboratory of the School of Fine Arts in the University of Ioannina.