Dr Lisanne Gibson

Dr Lisanne GibsonSenior Lecturer, Director of Postgraduate Research (joint)

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Career History

Lisanne was awarded her PhD from Griffith University in Australia in 1999; ‘Art and Citizenship: Governmental Intersections’ developed a Foucauldian analysis of the discursive relations between culture and government from the early nineteenth century to the present day focusing on the history of museums as well as other cultural programs. Since then Lisanne has held Research Fellowships at the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy, Princeton University; The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne; The Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy, Griffith University; and, the Privatisation of Culture Project, New York University. In addition to her academic research and teaching she has held positions on the management boards and committees of a number of different cultural organisations and has also undertaken commissioned research for a number of cultural organisations and governments (see details in Publications).


Lisanne joined the School of Museum Studies at Leicester in 2005 and teaches a range of subjects. Lisanne is currently Joint Director of Postgraduate Research.

Since 2005 Lisanne has been a member of the editorial committee of the International Journal of Cultural Policy and is frequently used as a referee for a number of other journals in the cultural policy and heritage studies fields. She is a member of the AHRC's Peer Review College and the AHRC 'Care for the Future' Steering Group and is also on the Arts and Humanities Selection Panel for the British Council Researcher Links initiative. She has been an external examiner for the Masters in Cultural Management at Northumbria University and the Masters in International Cultural Policy at the University of Warwick and is currently external examiner for the Masters in Cultural Research at the University of Brighton.

Lisanne teaches on the School's campus based Masters in Museum Studies on management, politics and policy and has written Units for the Masters in Heritage and Interpretation on cultural theory and heritage. She also teaches on the Masters in Urban Conservation on cultural value, heritage programmes and policy (delivered by the School of Historical Studies). Lisanne is available to supervise PhD and Masters projects in fields related to her interests and expertise (see Research).



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