Winchester School of Art

Jonathan P Harris

BA (Hons), PhD

Primary position:
Professor in Global Art & Design Studies
Other positions:
Co-Director of the Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media


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Professor Jonathan Harris is one of the co-directors of the Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media. He received his first degree in art history from University of Sussex, 1983, and his PhD in Federal Art in the US 1935-43 from Middlesex, on the social history of art and modern culture since the mid-C19th.

Prior to his position at Winchester, Jonathan has held positions as professor of art history at University of Liverpool, has been a visiting lecturer at University of Leeds, was senior lecturer at Keele University, has acted as a visiting scholar in Australia, and has lectured widely - in Europe, the USA and recently in China. He has appeared on television, has published 19 books, numerous articles and has been invited to countless events and conferences on art and globalization.


The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)


Harris, Jonathan and Koeck , Richard (eds.) (2013) Picasso and the politics of visual representation: war and peace in the era of the Cold War and since , Liverpool, GB, Liverpool University Press, 224pp. (Tate Liverpool Critical Forum 13).
Harris, Jonathan (2013) The Utopian globalists: artists of worldwide revolution, 1919-2009 , Chichester, GB, Wiley-Blackwell, 360pp.
Davis, August and Harris, Jonathan (eds.) (2012) Bashir Makhoul, Alhoash, Jerusalem, Palestinian Art Court
Harris , Jonathan and Williams, Richard (eds.) (2011) Regenerating culture and society: architecture, art and urban style within the global politics of city branding, Liverpool, GB, Liverpool University Press, 288pp.
Harris, Jonathan (ed.) (2011) Globalization and contemporary art, Chichester, GB, Wiley-Blackwell , 552pp.
Harris, Jonathan (ed.) (2010) Inside the death drive: excess and apocalypse in the world of the Chapman brothers, Liverpool, GB, Liverpool University Press, 272pp.
Harris, Jonathan (ed.) (2008) Identity theft: cultural colonization and contemporary art, Liverpool, GB, Liverpool University Press; Tate Liverpool, 272pp. (Tate Liverpool Critical Forum).

Book Section

Davis, August and Harris, Jonathan (2012) Re: Turn. In, Bashir Makhoul. Alhoash, Jerusalem, Palestinian Art Court , 14-38.
Harris, Jonathan (2010) Academic difficulties with “convergence”: globalization and contemporary art. In, Elkins , James, Valiavicharska, Zhivka and Kim, Alice (eds.) Art and Globalization. Pennsylvania, US, Pennsylvania State University Press , 152-157. (The Stone Art Theory Institutes, 1).


Research Interests

Professor Harris' main research interests are: globalization and contemporary art, politics and art in the twentieth century

PhD supervision

Jonathan is interested in supervising theses on a wide variety of topics, related to art history and globalization: Modern and contemporary art, culture and the state, art historiography, Marxism and cultural studies, American and European art since the nineteenth century

Research projects

AHRC CDA in art institutions and socio-cultural change;
International art criticism anthology, globalization & contemporary art, collaborative research projects with Tate Liverpool


Director of Research, WSA
Co-Director of Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media

Teaching Responsibilities

PhD supervision, contributions to several courses based on current research activities and publications


Professor Jonathan P Harris
Winchester School of Art Director, Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art, Design & Media Park Avenue Winchester Hampshire SO23 8DL UK Email: Phone: 02380599230

Room Number: WSA/A1031