I’m a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, where I also run the MA in Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions.
My academic work is in contemporary aesthetics, especially on the question of how art can bring about social and political change. I publish both in Philosophy and in History of Art venues, and occasionally collaborate on art projects. Topics of research include philosophy of art, history of American conceptual art, biotechnological art and, increasingly, visual culture in the digital age.
Before joining the department at Liverpool in 2018, I was the inaugural Jeffrey Rubinoff Junior Research Fellow at Churchill College, the University of Cambridge. I obtained my doctorate (D.Phil.) from the University of Oxford in 2015.
You can email me at simonitiatliverpool.ac.uk