• York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

  • 9 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Personal profile


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.

External positions

Higher Education Advisory Committee, Association for Art History

1 Sep 20181 Sep 2021

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Research Output

  • 9 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 6 Chapter
  • 3 Conference contribution

Speaking of Silence, Speaking of Art, Abortion and Ireland

Chan, S., 2 Jan 2019, In : Irish Studies Review. 27, 1, p. 73– 93 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    "Alive..again." Unmoored in the Aquafuture of Ellen Gallagher's "Watery Ecstatic."

    Chan, S., 16 May 2017, In : Women's Studies Quarterly. 45, 1&2, p. 246-263

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 30 Downloads (Pure)

    Aesthetics of Hospitality and Sexual Difference: Chantal Akerman’s De L’Autre Côté/From the Other Side.

    Chan, S., 20 Nov 2015, Unknown Host Publication. Manchester School of Art, 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Sexual Difference as Hospitality: Chantal Akerman’s 'De L’Autre Côté/From the Other Side’

    Chan, S., 10 Apr 2015, Unknown Host Publication. Association of Art Historians, 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • ‘Astonishing Marine Living. Ellen Gallagher’s “Ichthyosaurus” at the Freud Museum’

    Chan, S., 1 Oct 2013, Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis. Art and the Image in Post-Traumatic Cultures. Pollock, G. (ed.). London; New York: I.B. Tauris, p. 102-115

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter