Colette Bellingham

colette bellingham

Colette is pursuing a Collaborative Doctoral Award project at the University of Oxford in partnership with the National Trust. For the past decade, Colette has worked in France as a specialist and historian of nineteenth century photography. She has performed extensive research in photographic archives with a particular interest in early photographic techniques, networks, and Imperial visual culture. Focusing on the materials at Waddesdon Manor, her dissertation will explore the themes of Jewish subjectivity and material self-fashioning through photographic collections at Jewish country houses.

Colette received her MPhil in History of Art from the University of Cambridge and her BA in History of Art and History from the University of California, Los Angeles.