University of York, United Kingdom
My research is focussed on the relationship between the conduct of armed conflict and its mediation in visual culture in modern Europe. It spans the construction of national and gendered identities, witnessing and testimony, censorship, protest, trauma, and commemoration. I have also co-authored a programme preparing military cultural specialists for operational duties in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
‘‘‘A new and commanding breed”: German warriors, tanks and the will to battle’, War and Society, 30.1 (Spring 2011), 1-23
‘Singing a narrative of conflict: Anton von Werner’s Billet Outside Paris’, Object, 10 (2008), 42-61
‘Confronting postwar shame in Weimar Germany: trauma, heroism and the war art of Otto Dix’, Oxford Art Journal, 29, no. 2 (2006), 247-267