• York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

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With a background in both art practice and writing about art, Suzanna Chan lectures in art history and theory. Following a period of working and exhibiting as an artist, with a practice principally focused on painting, she went on to undertake a written PhD, completed in 2002.In the Belfast School of Art she teaches history and theory on the foundation course, the BA fine art course, the Masters of fine art course, and supervises PhDs. Research interests include contemporary and modern art and cultural practices; and feminist, postcolonial, poststructuralist and psychoanalytical theories.She is currently completing a book exploring aesthetic, ethical, historical and political relations between migration, diaspora and contemporary art by women .  Published works include several articles and book chapters on articulations and representations of identity, gender, ‘race’, history and place in art and cultural practices.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Higher Education Advisory Committee, Association for Art History

1 Sept 20181 Sept 2021


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