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Hilary Robinson

Hilary Robinson is Professor of Feminism, Art and Theory, and Director, Centre for Doctoral Training: Feminism, Sexual Politics, and Visual Culture, Loughborough University. Initially she trained as a painter. She worked at the University of Ulster from 1992 teaching the history and theory of contemporary art to studio Fine and Applied Art students. She became Professor of the Politics of Art and then Head of School there. She left Ulster 2005 to become Dean, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, USA; and in 2012 Dean, School of Art and Design, Middlesex University, London. She moved to her present position in 2017. While in Pittsburgh her board memberships included The Andy Warhol Museum, Silver Eye Centre for Photography and The Mattress Factory Museum. She curated Feminist and… for the Mattress Factory, 2012. In the UK she was an advisory board member for the AHRC-funded project Black Artists and Modernism (P.I.: Sonia Boyce). Hilary’s publications include Reading Art, Reading Irigaray: The Politics of Art by Women (2006); Feminism-Art-Theory 1968-2014 (ed.; 2015); Art of Feminism (co-authored; 2018); A Companion to Feminist Art (co-ed.; 2019). Her current book project is: Feminism/Art: A History. She is PI for Feminist Art Making Histories (FAMH), an oral history, digital humanities project, funded (2021-2024) by the Irish Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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