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Dr Mary Ikoniadou

Lecturer in Photography
School of Arts and Media
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Mary is Lecturer in Photography at the School of Art, Design and Fashion. She teaches critical and cultural theory, history and visual methodologies and leads the third-year Dissertation module. Her research focuses on the intersection of visuality and politics during the Cold War particularly on the aesthetic and political production and reception of illustrated magazines and printed ephemera by marginal political groups in the 1960s. Mary is a PhD supervisor and welcomes proposals for doctoral research.

• Dissertation/ERP Module Leader

• PhD Supervisor

• Member of the Centre for Migration, Diaspora & Exile [MIDEX]

Mary has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in art and design theory, history and studio-practice for over ten years across universities in the UK. Before joining the academic staff at UCLAN, she has taught at Manchester School of Arts and was a Senior Lectureship at Canterbury Christ Church University. Mary has held a Research Fellowship at the Jan van Eyck Akademie in the Netherlands and has worked as a Graphic Design practitioner in London, producing work in collaboration with cultural institutions, artists, curators and publishers. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Mary completed her PhD in Visual Culture at Manchester Metropolitan University. She holds an MA (Distinction) from Chelsea College of Arts and a BA from Camberwell College of Arts. Mary's research interests include the analysis of visual, material, historical and political aspects of publishing during the Cold War. She has a particular interest in the ways that illustrated magazines and printed ephemera have the potential to intervene in the sociopolitical sphere.

  • PhD Visual Culture, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2018
  • PgCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Manchester Metropolitan University 2019
  • MA Graphic Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2008
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Camberwell College of Arts, 2001
  • Word & Image
  • Illustrated Magazines
  • Cold War Visual Culture
  • Pictures & Conflicts
  • Refugee Publishing
  • East German Visual Culture
  • Cold War Greek Cultural History
  • Visual Solidarity
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Professional Body Memberships: Association for Art History
  • European Society for Periodical Research
  • Modern Greek Studies Association
  • Women in German Studies