Carla Hamer

Carla Hamer- staff profile

Lecturer in Language and Culture

School of Visual Communication

Carla is a full-time lecturer in Language and Culture and a part-time PhD researcher originally from Argentina. With over twenty years’ experience of teaching and lecturing, Carla has worked with a wide range of students in UK and overseas. Carla gained a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art and Art History before completing an MA in Contemporary Art, TEFL course and Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. She subsequently began her PhD Practice-led Photography research at Middlesex University exploring the ethics of photography within the ethnographic turn in the arts.

As a researcher practitioner Carla is interested in interdisciplinary, performative approaches, the theory and politics of photography, the relationship between photography and performance art, and the new research methodologies in the arts. She has exhibited her work in UK and overseas and worked as part of a performance art group in Buenos Aires, her city of origin. She has curatorial experience working in a museum and art gallery where she had the chance to meet all kinds of well-known international personalities and artists.

Carla has been lecturing in Higher Education for many years teaching Contextualised Language and Academic Skills for international students in Art and Design. She has a practice-based approach and enjoys teaching and supporting students with their critical thinking, reflective reading and writing, research design methods and methodologies. 

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