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Dr Lucy Weir

Teaching Fellow in History of Art (Modern/ Contemporary Art)

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Biography

I specialise in the histories and theories of dance and performance. My monograph, Pina Bausch's Dance Theatre: Tracing the Evolution of Tanztheater (2018), is published by Edinburgh University Press, and my new research project explores the relationship between masculinity and self-injury in postwar performance.

I and Roberto Filippello co-convene SEXES, a cross-ECA research cluster involving early-career researchers and senior faculty in the fields of gender and sexualities. I am a co-founder and committee member of 'Modernist Methodologies: Beyond Fine Art,' an SGSAH-funded research network focusing on the wider material culture of modernism(s) and the avant-garde. I convene 'Scotland's Cultural Landscape: Nation, Heritage and the Arts,' an international summer school jointly hosted by the University of Glasgow and the Hunterian Museum.

I obtained my PhD in History of Art and Theatre Studies from the University of Glasgow in 2013. Since then, I have lectured on art and performance at various institutions, including the University of Edinburgh and Glasgow School of Art. In 2015, I held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (University of Edinburgh), before taking up my current post as Teaching Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art. I completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice at the University of Edinburgh in 2018, and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I maintain a strong interest in movement practice alongside my academic research, and am a Visiting Lecturer in Dance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Research outputs

  1. Jo Longhurst: New Order, Other Spaces (exhibition review)

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review

  2. Ulay: so you see me (exhibition review)

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review

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