- BA (University College London)
- MA (University College London)
- PhD (University College London)
- PCAP (University of Hull)
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.