Laura Margaret Harris

PhD Sociology of art, art writer and researcher

Twitter: @lauramaharris

‘Notes on Paper’ The Fourdrinier, August 2021

‘Methodologies’ The Sociological Review (Blog), November 2020

‘Nasreen Mohamedi: Poetry Within Structure’ The Fourdrinier, Novermber 2020

‘Elise Ashby: Drawings Made in Lockdown’ The Fourdrinier,  August 2020

‘4:3 Film Festival’ Art Monthly, July/August, 2020

‘Puppets in Lockdown’ The Fourdrinier,  June 2020

‘Thinking Sontag Sociologically’ The Sociological Review, May 2020 

‘I Felt it Like a Hunger’ The Fourdrinier, April 2020 

‘Art + Musuem Transparency’ Art Monthly, September 2019

‘ Hazel Brill: We Gathered Round the Puddle, Smiling Patiently’ Jerwood Arts, June 2019

‘Drawing/Writing: A Co-Respondence’ The Fourdrinier, May 2019

‘Book Review: Danielle Child: Working Aesthetics – Labour, Art and Capitalism’ Art Monthly, May 2019.

‘Joy-Spots’ Doggerland, March 2019

‘WEARELUMINOUS’ Moving image review, November 2018 

‘Louis Henderson: Overtures’ The White Review, May 2018

‘Has Liverpool Squandered the Legacy of its Year as City of Culture?’ Apollo International, February 2018

‘Idle Women: Shifting Loyalties Gathering 2017’  Corridor 8, December 2017

‘Report: Art is not a Commodity Symposium’ Artists Network, February 2017

‘Turner Prize 2015: A Fable for the Socially Engaged Arts’ On Being Curious: New Critical Writing on Contemporary Art from the North-West of England, May 2016
‘Looking Beyond Interaction: Exploring meaning making through the windows of an art gallery’, American Journal of Cultural Sociology, Forthcoming (2021)

‘Knowing From Inside the White Cube’ (Chapter in Edited Book), Routledge, Forthcoming (2021)

PhD Thesis: ‘ Animating the Arts Centre: The Socio-Material Production of an Exhibition at Bluecoat, Liverpool’s Centre for the Contemporary Arts’ University of Liverpool, February 2020

‘ Self/Portrait’ Open Eye Gallery, December 2018

MA Thesis:  ‘Participatory Pedagogy; A Beuysian Response to the Marxist Critique of Contemporary UK Higher Education’ University of Liverpool, September 2014
Current: ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow: Artful Sociologies: Exploring Avenues for Interdisciplinarity between Sociology and the Art World. University of Edinburgh.

Postdoctoral Research Associate: The Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Independent Arts Workers in British Theatre. Manchester Metropolitan University

Digital Engagement Fellow, The Sociological Review

‘After the Lotus’ Radio Show, Melodic Distraction 

Co-founding editor, un_bound

Panellist: Art Monthly Talk Show, Resonance FM, September 2019

Exhibitor: Situating Practices, Market Gallery, May 201