Researcher biography

Dr. Paolo Magagnoli is Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of Queensland, where he specializes in contemporary art, critical theory, and visual culture. He holds a PhD from University College London, and he was previously an Honorary Associate in the Department of Art History at the University of Sydney. He writes widely on modern and contemporary art with a focus on the history of photography and artists' cinema. He is interested in the role that lens-based images and visual culture have played in advancing social and environmental justice. His essays have appeared in Photography and CulturePhilosophy of PhotographyThird TextAfterall and Oxford Art Journal; he is the author of Documents of Utopia (Columbia University Press: 2015).