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Professor Michael Hatt


Director of Graduate Studies

Director of Graduate Studies
Tel: +44 (0)24 765 23005
Email: M dot Hatt at warwick dot ac dot uk

Millburn House
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7HS



Michael Hatt joined Warwick in September 2007 as Professor in the History of Art Department having previously been Head of Research at the Yale Center for British Art. He is a member of the department's 'British Art & Architecture since 1750' and 'Philosophy, Theory, Historiography' research clusters.

Research interests

Nineteenth-century British and American Art and Visual Culture with a particular interest in gender and sexuality, and in questions of visual racism. Further Information

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught include:

  • Sculpture
  • Methods of Art History
  • The Aesthetic Movement in Britain, 1860-1900
  • Young Curators
  • British Art and its Histories (MA)
  • Art History and its Methods (MA core course)

My next major project will be on political culture and public sculpture in late-nineteenth century America. I want to examine competing versions of political conservatism and the related uses of visual and material culture in Boston and New York. I would be very happy to hear from any students interested in pursuing doctoral research in related areas of 19th and 20th century sculpture studies. I would also be pleased to hear from any prospective graduate students wishing to work on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century art or visual culture, on gender and sexuality, on racism, or on historiography and theory.

Administrative roles

  • Director of Graduate Studies

Selected publications

  • Details will be added shortly


  • BA, PhD (London)

Advice and Feedback hours

Monday, 5 - 6

Wednesday, 10 - 11