Degrees/Diplomas: MA, University of Leeds, 1997; Ph.D., Columbia University, 2005
Campus Affiliation: College of Staten Island|CUNY Graduate Center
Research Interests: Post-War and Contemporary Art, the History of Photography, Experimental Film, and Feminist Theory
History of Photography and Contemporary Art
Professor Siona Wilson teaches at the College of Staten Island. Her research interests are grounded in issues of sexual difference and the intersection of art and politics in post-war and contemporary art. She has published on photography, experimental film, and performance art, and her first monographic book, Sex-Politics UK: Feminist Effects in 1970s Art is forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press. Professor Wilson is also a contributing writer for Art Review.
Wilson, Siona. “’Girls say yes to boys who say no’: Four Artists Refigure the Sex War on Terror.” Oxford Art Journal 32:1 (2009): 121-142.
Wilson, Siona. “Destinations for Feminist Art: Past, Present and Future.” Women’s Studies Quarterly 36:1/2 (2008): 302-307.
Wilson, Siona. “From Working Women to the Umbilical Lens: Mary Kelly’s Early Films.” Art History 31:1 (2008): 79-102.
Wilson, Siona. “Reading Freire in London: Jo Spence’s Photographs Between Popular and Avant-Garde.” In The Popular Avant-Garde edited by Renée Silverman, 183-199. Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi BV, 2010.
Wilson, Siona. “White Metonymy: a Discussion of Jo Spence and Terry Dennett’s Colonization.” In Jo Spence: Beyond the Perfect Image. Photography, Subjectivity, Antagonism, 242-61. Barcelona: Museu d’Art Contemporani Barcelona, 2005.