Dr Sophia Wood
My current research relates to the Holocaust and its representation in visual culture. I am interested in the continuing spectatorial fascination with images of the Holocaust, whether archival or recreated. My work critically interrogates the Holocaust ‘gaze’, and challenges the culture of voyeurism and consumption that is too often associated with Holocaust ‘memory’. Past publications have addressed the centrality of Zygmunt Bauman’s writing to contemporary social theory and Bauman’s unique perspective on the Holocaust.