Past Events

PhD Toolkit – Praxis

DRN Events – Edwin Coomasaru

  • 25 March 2021
  • 2:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Online Event

This is an event for DRN members only. You can find out more about the network here.

This session will ask how political, ideological or theoretical positions could, or should, be incorporated into our work as PhD researchers. This workshop will ask members to reflect on their own positionality and values and consider how that impacts their work. We will then formulate an approach to describing and applying these values as part of their praxis as researchers.

This event is part of the DRNs PhD Toolkit series which will run parallel to the British Art History in Practice series.

About the speaker

  • Head and shoulders portrait in white shirt in front of sea

    Contributing Editor at British Art Studies, Dr Edwin Coomasaru is a historian of modern and contemporary UK and Sri Lankan art. He has been awarded postdoctoral and research fellowships at Edinburgh University, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and The Courtauld Institute of Art (where he earned his PhD); he also worked as a Research Assistant on an anti-racist and decolonial resource portal for the Association of Art History. Coomasaru has co-edited a book on Imagining the Apocalypse: Art and the End Times (2022) for Courtauld Books Online and contributed to the Barbican Centre’s Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography (2020) exhibition catalogue. He has written for Third Text, British Art Studies, Oxford Art Journal, Irish Times, Irish Studies Review, The Irish Review, Photoworks Annual, Burlington Contemporary, Architectural Review, and Source Magazine.