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Professor Sunil Manghani

Professor of Theory, Practice & Critique

Research interests

  • Visual Art & Culture
  • Image Studies
  • Critical Theory

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Address: Satellite - Park Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8DL

Profile photo 
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To change your name or prefix title contact Ask HR (opens in new tab)  If you want to update an academic title you'll need to provide evidence e.g. a PhD certificate. The way your name is displayed is automatic and cannot be changed. You can also update your post-nominal letters in Subscribe (opens in a new tab).

Job title 
Raise a request through ServiceNow (opens in a new tab) to change your job title (40 characters maximum) unless you're on the ERE career pathway. If you're on the ERE path you can not change your main job title, but you can request other minor updates through Ask HR (opens in new tab). If you have more than one post only your main job title will display here, but you can add further posts or roles in other sections of your profile.

Research interests (for researchers only) 
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details 
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only) 
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


He is Editor of Journal of Visual Art Practice, and Managing Editor of Theory, Culture & Society, and currently holds a fellowship with the Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for AI. He was co-organiser and faculty member for the final Stone Summer Theory Institute, Farewell to Visual Studies (2011, School of the Art Institute, Chicago), and was an Associate of Tate Exchange at Tate Modern (2018-2021). He is member of the Academic Advisory Board of University of Southampton’s Web Science Institute, and the Alan Turing Institute’s AI and Arts group. He is also a co-opted trustee and Research Alliance convenor for the Council for Higher Education in Art and Design. He teaches and writes on various aspects of critical theory, visual arts and image studies.

His books include Image Studies (2013), Zero Degree Seeing (2019), Rhythm and Critique (2020), India’s Biennale Effect (2016) and Farewell to Visual Studies (2015). He curated Barthes/Burgin at the John Hansard Gallery (2016), along with Building an Art Biennale (2018) and Itinerant Objects (2019) at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern. 

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

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