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Dr Edwin Coomasaru

Research on gender, sexuality and race in modern and contemporary art

Edwin Coomasaru

Dr Edwin Coomasaru is a historian of modern and contemporary art. He has been awarded Postdoctoral and Research Fellowships at Edinburgh University (2022), the Paul Mellon Centre (2020-22), and the Courtauld Institute of Art (2018-19) — where he earned his PhD in 2018. In 2021 he also worked as a Freelance Research Assistant on an anti-racist and decolonial resource portal for the Association of Art History. He co-convenes the Courtauld’s Gender & Sexuality Research Group, and is currently co-editing a book on Imagining the Apocalypse: Art and the End Times for Courtauld Books Online. He has contributed to Third Text, British Art Studies, Oxford Art Journal, The Irish Times, Irish Studies Review, The Irish Review, Photoworks Annual, Burlington Contemporary, Architectural Review, Source Magazine, and the Barbican’s Masculinities (2020) exhibition catalogue.