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Senior lecturer in Photography in the school of Media and Performing Arts and Senior fellow of the Higher Educational Teaching Academy.
2018 Winner of the Coventry Excellent Award: Student Employability Initiative.
2018 Shortlist: Association of Photographs in higher education teaching award.
2016 Shortlist: Wharton-QS Stars reimagine education award

2018 Nominated for RPS100Heroines in Photography by Wayne Ford
PhD research student Centre for Photographic History, Birkbeck, University of London
PGCert in higher education professional practice, Coventry University
MA Visual Anthropology, Goldsmiths and MA Photography RCA

Research Funding
2019 Living Memory Bursary
2016 Early Career Research seed funding, Coventry University

Published research (peer reviewed)
Ashley, T., Weedon, A. (eds.) (2021) ‘Rethinking the photographic studio as a politicised space’, in Developing a Sense of Place: Models for the Arts and Urban Planning. UCL publishing
2019 ‘Studio Photography as a conceptual framework,’ in Membrania special issue on Studio Photography (82,83) 38-47 (ISSN 2463-8501)

Public engagement: written reviews (peer reviewed)
2016 (Review) Racz, I. (2015) Art and the home: Comfort alienation and the everyday. Visual Studies: I.B.Tauris. 31:4, 371-372
In addition, regular contributor to 1000words, Photomonitor and New West-Midland Arts

Research papers (peer reviewed)
Family Photographs: looking at transcultural images as mnemonic devices
2019 Paper delivery at the Migration and Material Culture workshop, Birkbeck and Birmingham University collaboration
Visualising Home: Families across borders
2017 Representations of Home 2: Conflict and/or belonging thinking with Stories and Images, University of Lisbon. 2017 A Sense of Place, ‘Test Beds’, University of Bedfordshire. 2017 Visualising the Home International Conference: University of Cumbria, Institute of the Arts.
Reimagined communities: understanding the visual habitus of transcultural photographs
2017 Under the dark cloth studio photography symposium, Format Photography Festival, Derby. 2016 International conference of photography and theory: photography and the everyday, Nicosia, Cyprus. 2016 Transvisuality conference, VI Lisbon summer school for the study of culture, Lisbon consortium. 2016 MeCCSA annual conference: on communities, Christchurch Canterbury University.
Archives of the future
2013 Visualising histories symposium, University of West England (UWE).

Public engagement: research dissemination, exhibitions and artist talks
The Politics of the Smile
2019 Post-Digital Cultures study day on Gesture, Coventry University
2019 Showcase participant at CeMoRe Sociology Research Centre, Lancaster University
2018/2019 contributor to #209 Women in parliament exhibition. Palace of Westminster & Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.
2018 Family of No-man, group exhibition, Arles Photography Festival
2018 Artist talk: National University of Art, Bucharest, Romania and Family Ties Network: Transnational Family research seminar, Coventry University. Encountering difference symposium, Transnational Identity Art and Nation research centre, in association. w. Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon colleges of art, graduate school.
2017 ‘Untouched Copy’ as a site specific exhibition intervention as part of the JAIPUR photography festival, India.
2017 Artist talks: Royal photographic society, visual arts group. PhotoCafe in association with Grain (west midlands photo-hub) and SomeCities. PaR Research group, Birkbeck School of Art, UoL
Reimagined communities: understanding the visual habitus of transcultural photographs
2016 Photography and the Middle East seminar series. Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC) de Montfort University, Leicester.
2014 ‘The emotional life of transcultural photographs’, in Leverhulme funded group exhibition/event Doh Mix Meh Up. Oxford Diaspora Arts Program Old Fire station, Oxford and 2015 publication.

Academic Development:
Coordinated the summer conference, Photography and Collaboration at Coventry University, in association with the Association of Photographer in Higher Education. Coordinated the Representation of Memory research panel in association with the Family Ties Network at Regents University. Chief external examiner at the Institute of Photography, Falmouth University (2016-20). External examiner on BA Photography, at Christ Church Canterbury (2017-21). Revalidation panel for BA Digital Photography, Ravensbourne (2018). Validation panel for BA Photography, University of South Wales. Grant application reviewer for the Leverhulme Trust in (2016). Currently sits on the Course Development Approval Review (CDAR) panel as an officer of teaching and learning, ethics committee (2018), at Coventry University.

Academic Partnerships:
Lead academic on 2 European regional funded Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN) collaborative learning projects and an academic contributor on co-funded Coventry University & (EDRF) Creative Enterprise project.



Education/Academic qualification

Photography, MA, Royal College of Art

30 Sep 199230 Jun 1994

Visual Anthropology, MA, Goldsmiths College, University of London

1 Oct 200930 Sep 2011

Higher Education Professional Practice, Postgraduate Certificate, Coventry University

10 Dec 201330 Sep 2014

External positions

External panelist - revalidation panel, BA Digital Photography, Ravensbourne University London

30 Jan 201830 Mar 2018

External examiner BA Photography, Canterbury Christ Church University

1 Oct 20171 Aug 2021

Chief external examiner, Institute of Photography, University of Falmouth

1 Oct 20161 Aug 2020

Grant Reviewer, Leverhulme Trust

30 Sep 201530 Nov 2015

External Panelist - validation panel, University of South Wales

28 Feb 201530 Mar 2015

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Research Output

Portraiture and early studio photography in China and Japan

Molloy, C., 11 Nov 2019, In : Visual Studies . 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  • The Image of whiteness: contemporary photography and racialization

    Molloy, C., 11 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Visual Art Practice. 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  • The Studio Photograph as a Conceptual Framework

    Molloy, C., 19 May 2019, In : Membrana. 5, p. 38-47

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 209women - Madeleine Moon

    Molloy, C., 5 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press)

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition

  • 3365 days

    Molloy, C., 31 Jul 2018

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition