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Anita Paz

Anita Paz is a doctoral student in contemporary art history and theory at the Ruskin School of Art and Wadham College, University of Oxford.

Anita holds a BA in History and Conservation of Artistic Materials from the University of Florence, and a Master of Studies in History of Art and Visual Culture from the University of Oxford. Her research was previously supported by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and she is currently a holder of the Oxford-Dowding Graduate Scholarship.

For her thesis, Anita is interested in image theory, focusing on the photograph as a philosophical tool and the photographic image as a form of philosophical investigation. The research addresses, among other things, questions around the nature of photographic time and memory; thinking mechanisms idiosyncratic to photography, such as colour and print; and the photographic image vis-à-vis dimensionality, stability, and stillness. Her other interests include dance, cinema, art periodisation and temporality, appropriation and self-reflexivity, intermedia and medium-specificity, and conceptual art. Anita has held an extensive research internship at the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Uffizi Gallery (2013), was an Ashmolean Associate (2014), and has published in peer-reviewed journals and on various web platforms.  Her favourite things in the world are travelling and flea markets.