Louise Siddons

Louise Siddons (PhD Stanford University, 2005) is Professor of Visual Politics, Head of the Department of Art & Media Technology, and Director of The Winchester Gallery at the University of Southampton. Her research focuses on intersectional visual resistance to structures of marginalisation in modernity and covers topics from the eighteenth century to the present. Immediately prior to joining the University of Southampton in 2022 she was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Sussex Humanities Lab (UK) and Professor of Art History at Oklahoma State University (USA), as well as founding co-director and curator of the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, for which she wrote the first collection catalogue, Sharing a Journey (Oklahoma State University, 2014). Her first monograph, Centering Modernism (2018, University of Oklahoma Press), addressed the coastalisation of the postwar American art world. Her forthcoming monograph, Good Pictures Are a Strong Weapon (University of Minnesota Press, 2024) examines the intersection of lesbian and Navajo sovereignty politics at mid-century in the photographs of Laura Gilpin. Her research has been supported by grants from the British Library, the Terra Foundation for American Art, the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, the US-UK Fulbright Commission, and others.