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Tabitha V.P. Millett

Position/Status

Affiliated Lecturer and Art and Design PGCE course leader

E-mail Address

tvpm2@cam.ac.uk

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • External Examiner for Birmingham City University
  • National Society for Education in Art and Design

Qualifications

  • PhD in Education UCL 2021
  • Master in Education University of Cambridge 2016
  • PGCE Art and Design University of Cambridge 2014
  • BA Art, Film and Theatre University of Reading 2008

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Profile

My scholarship challenges art and design education orthodoxies, by utilising queer and new materialist theories to develop and trouble the art curriculum. I am particularly interested in art-based research and how the creative process can lead to new ways to generate knowledge. For example, I investigate material moments of queerness and unknowingness developing from the entanglement of human and non-human matter and how this may cultivate a change in state, leading to new ways of being in the art classroom.

For the past three years, I have connected local schools in London and Cambridge with the National Trust and Kettle’s Yard for students to queer their collections and cultural heritage sites. The outcome of this partnership has meant that students have exhibited their artwork publicly in the National Trust and Kettle’s Yard galleries. 

Academic Area/Links

  • Art and Design Education
  • Queer Theory

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Research Topics

  • Art and Design Education
  • Arts Based Research
  • Queer theory 
  • New Materialism 

Current Projects

  • Queering the Art Classroom in UK primary and secondary schools
  • www.queeringtheartclassroom.com
  • Queering museum education 

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Teaching 

Undergraduate 

  • Lecturer on Creativity and Thinking Undergraduate Tripos

Masters

  • Lecturer and Supervisor on Arts, Creativities and Education MPhil
  • Supervisor for Master in Education

PGCE

  • Course Leader for PGCE Art and Design

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Recent and Upcoming Publications

Millett, T (n.d.). ‘Queering the art classroom: finding a space within matter’, The International Journal of Art & Design Education

Millett, T (n.d.). Queering the art classroom: a practical guide for art teachers (chapter). Routledge publication: A practical guide for art and design teachers- Editors Andy Ash and Peter Carr.

Millett, T. (2019) ‘Queering the art classroom: queering matters’, The International Journal of Art & Design Education, 38(4): pp.809-822.

Millett, T (2019) ‘Queeirng the art classroom’, AD Magazine, Issue 26.

Tabitha V.P. Millett

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