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Emily Beswick

Emily Beswick is a collaborative doctoral researcher based across Tate Liverpool and University of Liverpool. Her thesis ‘The Migrant Eye: Reactivating the Photographic Past through Archives and Exhibitions in Liverpool and North West England’ will investigate underexplored photographs of migrant experiences in Liverpool and the North West from c.1930 to the present.

In partnership with Tate Liverpool, her project will also create public engagement activities for people from migrant and marginalised backgrounds, aiming to explore the ‘migrant gaze’ through the responses of migrant spectators, identify archives of migranthood outside the institution, and potentially lead to the co-creation of a permanent archival resource.

This project will resonate with broader conversations around decolonising archives and marginalised histories, and also contribute to developing heritage engagement and curation practices with diverse and marginalised communities in the UK.

Emily holds an MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, University of London, and leads the ‘Paper Trails’ project at the Museum of British Colonialism.

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