Dr Barnaby Haran

Dr Barnaby Haran

Senior Lecturer in American Arts

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of English and American Studies

Qualifications

  • BA (University College London)
  • MA (University College London)
  • PhD (University College London)
  • PCAP (University of Hull)

Summary

Barnaby teaches and researches American visual culture with a specialism in the history of photography.

His monograph, Watching the Red Dawn: The American Avant-Garde and the Soviet Union, was published by Manchester University Press in 2016.

Barnaby has recently written on American documentary photography of the early 1930s, enabled by a postdoctoral travel grant from the Terra Foundation. He has begun a new project on the racial politics of radical photography, funded by a British Academy Small Grant.

Recent outputs

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Book

Watching the red dawn: the American avant-garde and the Soviet Union

Haran, B. (2016). Watching the red dawn: the American avant-garde and the Soviet Union. Manchester University Press. https://doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719097225.001.0001

Book Chapter

Shaping the mass mind: Frederick Kiesler and the psychology of selling

Haran, B. (2017). Shaping the mass mind: Frederick Kiesler and the psychology of selling. In A. J. Clarke, & E. Shapira (Eds.), Émigré Cultures in Design and Architecture, 63-76. Bloomsbury Publishing. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781474275637.ch-004

Journal Article

‘Documenting an “Age-Long Struggle”- Paul Strand’s Time in the American Southwest’

Haran, B. (2020). ‘Documenting an “Age-Long Struggle”- Paul Strand’s Time in the American Southwest’. Art History, https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8365.12472

Tractor factory facts: Margaret Bourke-White's Eyes on Russia and the romance of industry in the Five-Year Plan

Haran, B. (2015). Tractor factory facts: Margaret Bourke-White's Eyes on Russia and the romance of industry in the Five-Year Plan. Oxford Art Journal, 38(1), 73-93. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxartj/kcu032

‘We Cover New York’: protest, neighborhood, and street photography in the (Workers Film and) Photo League

Haran, B. (2019). ‘We Cover New York’: protest, neighborhood, and street photography in the (Workers Film and) Photo League. Arts, 8(2), 61. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts8020061

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Representing the Scottsboro Boys: Labor Defender and the Racial Politics of Radical Photography

Funder

British Academy

Grant

£4,370.00

Started

10 June 2019

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Haran welcomes applications in

- American art and visual culture

- histories of photography

- avant-garde and documentary film

- radical culture

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2020 - 2020