Job title: Teaching Fellow, History of Art


Office address: Lauriston Fire Station, Room 2.21

Contact time: Monday, 1 - 3pm

Dr Michelle Foot is Teaching Fellow of Nineteenth Century Art, specialising in British and European art in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Her research interests include Spiritualism, Scottish art and the Celtic Revival.

Michelle was awarded a PhD from the University of Aberdeen in 2016 for her thesis on 'Modern Spiritualism and Scottish Art between 1860 and 1940'. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Michelle's teaching responsibilities include:

  • Lecturing on the sub-honours History of Art 2 programme
  • Europe 1900: Nationalism and Decadence at the Fin-de-Siècle – MA (Hons)
  • Impressionism, Decadence, Rhythm: Artists in France and Britain 1870-1914 – MA (Hons)
  • Impressionism and the Third Republic: Culture, Politics and Social Change, 1865-1900 – MSc
  • Contributing seminars on the postgraduate Research, Theories and Methods course
  • Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations

European and British nineteenth-century art; Scottish art; national identity; Modern Spiritualism; Celtic Revival

PhD Supervision Topics

  • European and British nineteenth century
  • Scottish art
  • National identity
  • Modern Spiritualism
  • Celtic Revival