Dr Lucy Bradnock

Reader in Modern and Contemporary Art and Dean for Research

As Dean for Research, I lead The 鶹Ƶ’s strategic research agenda. I am also Editor of the journal .

I am a specialist in modern and contemporary art in the United States, with a particular focus on histories of art in California and the American West; alternative sites and networks of artistic production and dissemination; Beat culture and counterculture; ecological and ecocritical histories of American art; and the intersection of art, activism, and radical theatre practice.

My publications include : Modern Art After Artaud (Yale University Press, 2021), Lawrence Alloway: Critic and Curator (edited with Courtney J. Martin and Rebecca Peabody, Getty, 2015), and Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980 (edited with Rebecca Peabody, Andrew Perchuk, Glen Philips, and Rani Singh, Getty, 2011). My writing is also included in exhibition catalogues produced by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, ICA Boston, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Copenhagen Contemporary, and Barbican Art Gallery, and in art history journals including Art History, Art Journal, Oxford Art Journal, the Getty Research Journal, and the Journal of the Archives of American Art.

I teach on the BA Art History degree and convene the MA Special Option Ecologies in American Art, 1950 to Now.