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Leon Wainwright

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Leon Wainwright

Leon Wainwright

About me

My research has a transatlantic scope, bringing together the politics of historiography in art history with the philosophy of aesthetics, and new approaches to materiality and geographical space in the social sciences. I am responsible for six books: the single-authored titles Phenomenal Difference: A Philosophy of Black British Art (Liverpool University Press, 2017) and Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean (Manchester University Press, 2011); and the edited or co-edited titles: Triennial City: Localising Asian Art (Cornerhouse 2014), Objects and Imagination: Perspectives on Materialization and Meaning (Berghahn 2015), Disturbing Pasts: Memories, Controversies and Creativity (Manchester University Press 2017), and Sustainable Art Communities: Contemporary Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean (Manchester University Press 2017). Together with Paul Wood and Charles Harrison I am co-editor of the forthcoming anthology: Art in Theory: The West in the World: An Anthology of Changing Ideas (the latest volume in the successful series from Wiley). I am a former long-standing member of the editorial board of the journal Third Text, founding editor of the Open Arts Journal and arts editor of Wasafiri magazine. From 2014-2015 I occupied the inaugural position of Kindler Chair in Global Contemporary Art at Colgate University, New York, and have held visiting roles at UC Berkeley, Yale University, and the University of Oxford. In 2013 I became a recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize in the History of Art.

Leon Wainwright's research

Leon Wainwright (2017-10) Visualising Figures of Caribbean Slavery through Modernism, Wiley-Blackwell

Leon Wainwright (2018) Materialities and Mobilities: A Note on the Political Geography of Contemporary Caribbean Art, Heidelberger Universitätsverlag HeiUp

Leon Wainwright(editor) (2017-12) Disturbing pasts: memories, controversies and creativity, Manchester University Press

Leon Wainwright and Kitty Zijlmans (editors) (2017-12) Sustainable art communities: Contemporary creativity and policy in the transnational Caribbean, Manchester University Press

Leon Wainwright (2016) Phenomenal Difference: A Philosophy of Black British Art(13), Liverpool University Press

Leon Wainwright (2017) Bodily relations and reciprocity in the art of Sonia Khurana, In Cultural Dynamics 4(29)

Leon Wainwright and Kitty Zijlmans (2016-05) Open Arts Journal Issue 5: Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean 5(5), The Open University

Leon Wainwright (2015-12) Art and Caribbean Slavery: Modern Visions of the 1763 Guyana Rebellion 9, Liverpool University Press

Leon Wainwright (2015-07) Timed out: pathways and pitfalls for art history and Caribbean Studies, In Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 2(19)

Leon Wainwright and Øivind Fuglerud (editors) (2015-02) Objects and Imagination: Perspectives on Materialization and Meaning(3), Berghahn Books

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