RESEARCH GROUP: UK
Dr Glyn Davis – Project Leader, Edinburgh College of Art
Dr Glyn Davis is Reader and Chancellor’s Fellow in the School of Design at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. He is the Project Leader of Cruising the 70s. Glyn is the co-editor of Warhol in Ten Takes (BFI, 2013) and the co-author of Film Studies: A Global Introduction (Routledge, 2015). He is currently writing a book entitled ‘The Exhausted Screen: Cinema, Boredom, Stasis’.
Dr Fiona Anderson – Principal Investigator, Newcastle University
Fiona Anderson is Lecturer in Art History in the Fine Art department at Newcastle University. At the moment, she is completing a book on the art and gay cruising scenes on New York’s derelict waterfront in the years immediately preceding the HIV/AIDS epidemic, looking most closely at the work of David Wojnarowicz and Peter Hujar, and working on a new project on the culture and politics of the drug AZT. As part of Cruising the Seventies, she is undertaking research into LGBT experience in art schools in the UK in the 1970s.
Dr Laura Guy – Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Edinburgh College of Art
Dr Laura Guy is based between Edinburgh College of Art and Glasgow School of Art, where she works as a Lecturer in Fine Art Critical Studies. In 2017 she received her PhD from Manchester School of Art for a thesis titled ‘Manifestos: Aesthetics and politics in queer times’. She is currently working on a book that explores intersections between lesbian feminist politics and visual culture, particularly focusing on polemics, pornography, and graffiti.
Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay – PhD Student, Edinburgh College of Art
Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay is an artist and diarist. His artistic gestures in sound, video and text contemplate the history of song and the gender of voices, the rendering of love and emotion into language, and the resurrection and manipulation of voices – sung, spoken or screamed. In his work you will find bells, bouquets, enchanted forests, folding screens, gay elders, glitter, gold leaf, love letters, imaginary paintings, madrigals, megaphones, mirrors, naked men, sign language, subtitles, and the voices of birds, boy sopranos, contraltos, countertenors and sirens. Nemerofsky’s video and audio works are part of the permanent collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Polin Museum for the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Thielska Galliert Stockholm and the National Gallery of Canada.
Nat Raha – Research Support Assistant, Edinburgh College of Art
Based at the Edinburgh College of Art, Nat provides administrative and practical support to the UK CRUSEV team and coordination of the project across Europe. Nat is a poet and trans / queer activist, author of two collections and numerous pamphlets of poetry, and has performed and published her work internationally. She is also a PhD Candidate at the University of Sussex, UK, working on an thesis titled ‘Queer capital: Marxism in queer theory and post-1950 poetics’, and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Glasgow, Scotland teaching Poetry and Poetics.