Rachel Stratton’s thesis explores links between the visual arts, modern science, and politics in mid-century Britain, with particular focus on the Independent Group. Her work at the Center will focus on collage and abstraction in the work of John McHale.
Angela McShane is a scholar of early modern material culture, currently based in the Research Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Her work focuses on popular politics and the everyday in seventeenth-century England. Among other subjects, she has authored works on broadside ballads, drinking culture, and the domestication of politics.