Dr Kath Hughes

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  • Qualifications:PhD, MA Fine Art, BA (hons) Fine Art, AFHEA
  • Position:Lecturer in Visual Culture
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE) College of Arts, Technology and Environment
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
  • Email:Kath.Hughes@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Kath Hughes teaches Visual Culture across the undergraduate and postgraduate Art & Design degree programmes at UWE. She is the acting Visual Culture co-ordinator and currently leads the Independent Research Project module. 

Kath's research and pedagogical interests converge at the junctures of digital-mediation, performance documentation, autoethnographic writing and research methods, embodied and affective research methodologies, biopolitics, and critical theory in praxis. Her doctoral thesis (titled 'Bio-rhythms / Digi-rhythms: Synthesizing the Digitally Mediated Body Through Performative Methodologies'), converged an interdisciplinary background in Fine Art, sound, and embodied performance practices to develop a praxis-led research project which incorporated the 'live', affective sound experience of performance documentation into the digital reading experience; facilitating a critical theoretical/embodied space of knowledge exchange for the reader/listener. 

Kath is a member of the Visual Culture Research Group and the WoW (Ways of Writing in Art & Design) research networks at UWE, and the Running Artfully Network beyond (a collaborative network of artists, academics, social-scientists, writers and higher education practitioners, across the UK and Europe, who convene to re-imagine running as embodied, phenomenological, aesthetic and critical research practice). 

Kath's research has been published and disseminated in conferences and symposia in the UK and internationally, and developed into a supra-curricular critical theory Arts & Humanities Key Stage 5 pedagogical course titled, 'Self-Surveillance in the Digital Age: Is digital self-tracking good for our health?', for The Brilliant Club university-access education charity. 



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