Faculty and Academic Staff
Below is an alphabetical list of the academic staff of the five member organisations. For more details about an individual's research, teaching and publications or for their contact details click on the "Find out more" button next to their name. For institutional specific lists or for details about the administrative and support staff of each member organisation click on the images in the left hand column.
Research Interests: anthropology of South American indians; anthropology of art; ritual and cosmology; the Amerindianization of Christianity; visual anthropology; ethnographic collections
Research Interests: Art and technology in early agricultural societies of the Near East and Cyprus; the archaeology of Western Sahara; human responses and adaptations to climate change in prehistory; Neolithic technologies, in particular ceramics and plaster.
Prof Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere Research Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese contemporary craft expression; Japanese manga; early modern to contemporary ceramics in East Asia and trade networks; the history of archaeology and collecting things Japan in Asia and in Europe
Research Interests: heritage, art and postcolonial memory; masquerading, performance and intangible heritage; museums, materiality, time and temporality; art, aesthetics and performance; archive and Utopia.
Research Interests: Photography, with special reference to France and the United States; the relation of the visual and political in interwar Europe; art practice and new media after 1960.
Prof Paul Edwards Lecturer in British Modernism, Art History and World Art Studies
Research Interests: The painting and writing of Wyndham Lewis, Vorticism, 20th-century literature and visual art.
Research Interests: the hiistory of world's fairs and expositions; Modernism in craft and design; art and patronage; Art Nouveau; western ceramics
Research Interests: West African archaeology, especially archaeology of Niger and Bénin; social, economic and political boundaries and connections in the Sahel in the last 15 00 years; ceramic typology
Research Interests: Japanese media studies, intercultural communication and visual arts; Japanese media history; intercultural comparisons of media genres and consumption patterns; the depiction of European history in manga and the design of Japanese TV advertising in the 1960s.
Research Interests: art and architecture of medieval England; the role of imagination in the creation and reception of artefacts; the relationship of art and history; the impact of environment and resources on manufacture; art as information and rhetoric; architecture as image
Research Interests: the arts of the Pacific region and North America; the relationship between Polynesian material culture, chiefship, valuables and exchange; ethnohistory; cultural property; ethnographical museums; the art market, publishing, book production and design
Research Interests: collecting and history of collections; representation and museum ethnography; auctions and the art market; cultural festivals; politics of clothing; contemporary Pacific art; the Kamoro region in West Papua
Dr Simon Kaner Director of the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia and Head of the Centre for Archaeology and Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese prehistory and the history of archaeology in Japan; the urban historic environment in Japan in comparative perspective; Japanese cultural heritage and the international role of Japanese heritage management.
Research Interests: the arts and archaeology of the Americas, especially of South America and the Central Andes; the Recuay culture of ancient Andes; excavations at Chinchawas, near Huaraz, Peru and the fortress-town of Yayno (Pomabamba)
Research Interests; African art and cultures; museums, memory, cultural heritage; art in a cross-cultural context; art and the environment
Research Interests: The social and personal uses of art; ways of seeing in the first millennium; practice, idea and invention in the arts and architectures of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages between the Atlantic and the Tigris.
Research Interests: British art, 1650-1850; the seascape as cultural and pictorial form in early modern Europe; the effects of global encounter on Britain's visual and material cultures; painting, the ‘work of art' and concepts of subjectivity in early modernity.
Prof David Peters Corbett Professor of Art History and American Studies, Art History and World Art Studies
Research Interests: the history of British and American art between c.1850 and c.1950; the relationship between the mid-nineteenth century landscape tradition and US modernism; artistic relations between Britain and the US from Colonial Times to the Present.
Research Interests: the body in ancient Egyptian art; funerary practices in Roman Egypt; museums, collecting, cultural heritage.
Research Interests: colonialism in South Asia; de-colonisation and postcolonialism; visual ethnography; indigenous studies; intangible heritage.