Faculty

Alison J. Clarke Biog

Professor and Head of Department,
Design History and Theory
Director, Victor Papanek Foundation

MA History of Design, Royal College of Art/V&A, London, Distinction (1990)
PhD Social Anthropology,
University College London (2001)

Michelle Jackson-Beckett Biog

Adjunct Snr. Lecturer, Design History and Theory
Archivist, Victor Papanek Foundation

MA History of Design and Decorative Arts, Parsons School of Design (2013)
PhD, History of Design, Decorative Arts, and Material Culture, Bard Graduate Center (2022)

Heng Zhi Biog

Senior Lecturer, Design History and Theory

MA Industrial Design, University for Applied Arts, Vienna (2007)
PhD Candidate, University for Applied Arts, Vienna

Leah Armstrong Biog

FWF Elise Richter Senior-Postdoctoral Fellow, Design History and Theory

MA Cultural History: Distinction,
University of Manchester (2010)
PhD Design History,
University of Brighton (2014)

Nargess Khodabakhshi Biog

University Lecturer, Design History and Theory

MA Fine Arts and Studio Arts,  Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
PhD Candidate, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Francesca Battista PhD

Office Manager, Design History and Theory