Dr Amy Tobin

BA (York), MA (Courtauld Institute of Art), PhD (York)

Fellow (D), Director of Studies, Postgraduate Mentor

College Roles

  • Fellow (D)
  • Director of Studies in History of Art
  • Postgraduate Mentor

University Roles

  • Associate Professor in History of Art


Email: ajt207@cam.ac.uk


At Cambridge, I teach modern and contemporary art across the History of Art Tripos, and convene a module on Representation and Recognition in Contemporary Art.

I am the author of Women Artists Together: Art in the Age of Women’s Liberation (Yale, 2023) and my research has focused on histories of feminism and art, and more broadly on radical forms of relation and the politics of togetherness in modern and contemporary art.

I have written on numerous artists including Helen Chadwick, Rose English, Rose Garrard, Eva Hesse, Candace Hill-Montgomery, Alexis Hunter, Suzanne Lacy, Linder, Rosemary Mayer, Julie Mehretu, Howardena Pindell, Cecilia Vicuña, Jo Spence and Hannah Wilke, and curated exhibitions on Louise BourgeoisJulie MehretuIan GilesRose GarrardLinder, Sutapa Biswas, Howardena Pindell and Li Yuan-chia at Kettle’s Yard, where I am a curator. I also regularly write art criticism for Burlington Contemporary.

I am interested in supervising graduate research on gender, race, sexuality or class in 20th or 21st century art or visual culture, as well as projects on Modern or Contemporary British or American art or visual culture more broadly. I welcome enquiries from prospective students for MPhil and PhD.

Research Interests

My research interests include: the relationship between feminism, art practice and art history; art and queer theory; art and post-colonialism; art and critical race theory; British and American art in the 1970s and 1980s; experimental cinema and moving image art; collaboration, collectivity and community in Modern and Contemporary art.