Dr. Simon Dell’s principal research is focused on aspects of visual culture in France during the 1920s and 1930s, extending from the avant-garde to anonymous photojournalism.
He is currently at work on a book entitled, The Portrait and the Colonial Imaginary, which builds on his interest in the relationship between representation, subjectivity and political struggles, so central to his 2007 monograph, The Image of the Popular Front.
Dr. Ferdinand de Jong has for many years been conducting field work in Senegal in west Africa, and is currently at work upon a major study for Indiana University Press, Decolonising Time: Pan-African Heritage in Senegal. He has a longstanding interest in theoretical and anthropological debates concerning temporality, public memory and the archive.
Although writing across a range of moments within the history of 20th and 21st century art, Dr. Ed Krčma’s recent work has centred on the work of American artist Robert Rauschenberg, and particularly upon his illustrations after Dante’s Inferno, which was the subject of his monograph, published by Yale University Press, Rauschenberg/Dante: Drawing a Modern Inferno.
Dr. Daniel Rycroft specializes in South Asian art and anthropological history, with a particular focus upon twentieth-century India. Dr. Rycroft has written extensively upon the politics and identity of the Adivasi (the tribal groups population of South Asia), and leads UEA’s India Dialogues internationalisation programme.