Areas of expertise
Responding to her interest in contemporary art practice, Alexandra has worked with contemporary artist Eloise Hawser to help produce exhibitions for Tate Britain (Weight of Data
, May-October 2015), the New Museum, New York (2015 Triennial: Surround Audience
), and the ICA, London (Lives on Wire
, June-September 2015).
Selected Conference Papers
June 2017, ‘Bloomsbury’s Kinetic Body: the Ballets of Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell”. International Virginia Woolf Society Conference, University of Reading.
June 2017, ‘“A Demon Dwelt in Him”: Madness, Consumption, and the Intangible Art of Fumisterie’. The City as Modernist Ephemera Conference, School of Arts & Creative Industries, LSBU. (Invited Speaker)
February 2017, ‘Transit Vans and Origami Swans’. Visual Cultures Research Forum, Queen Mary, University of London. (Invited Speaker)
December 2016, ‘“A Lion in the Skin of an Ass”: Fumist Paris and the Birth of Anti-Art’. Historical Modernisms symposium, Senate House, University of London
August 2014, ‘The Cercle des Hydropathes: A Liberal Utopia?’. European Network of Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, University of Helsinki, International Conference
April 2014, ‘Your Body as My Canvas: Collective Identity and the Hydropathe Body in the Early Third Republic’. Modernist Communities International Conference, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III
January 2013, ‘Humour, satire and the denial of political cause in Parisian bohemian art’. University of Utrecht, Faculty of Humanities, Satire Across Borders International Conference
September 2012, ‘Battle in Bohemia: The Hydropathe Club as Social Protest in the Early Third Republic’. University of Kent, Centre for the Study of Social and Political Movements, Theory, Action and Impact of Social Protest.
Selected Event Organising
(forthcoming) 'The Working-Class Avant-Garde', hosted by LSBU, 22nd June 2018. In collaboration with Dr Leon Betsworth (LSBU) and Dr Nick Lee (Royal Holloway, University of London).
‘Modernism & Ritual’, Research Panel at the European Network of Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM), hosted by the University of Helsinki, Finland. Organised and chaired with Dr Essi Viitanen (UCL), August 2014.
Conference Panel organiser: ‘Modernism’s Intermedialities from Futurism To Fluxus’, Research Panel at the Association of Art Historians (AAH) conference hosted by the Open University, Kent. Co-organised and chaired with Professor Christopher Townsend and Rhys Davies (RHUL), March 2012.
Convenor of ‘Future of Arts Research’, postgraduate conference, funded by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, RHUL, held at the British Library, November 2011.
Teaching Fellow, Department of French, Queen Mary University of London, 2013-2015.
Associate Lecturer, Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2011-2015.