Dr Dominic Rahtz

Reader in History and Theory of Contemporary Art, UCA Canterbury

Academic, School of Fine Art | Photography and Visual Communication

Dr Dominic Rahtz has worked in the Department of Fine Art at UCA Canterbury since 2007, and is currently reader in History and Theory of Contemporary Art. Before joining UCA, he worked at Oxford Brookes University. He is a studio tutor as well as teaching art history and theory. 

Dominic graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (Painting) from Wimbledon School of Art. He then studied for an MA in the Social History of Art at the University of Leeds. His PhD (awarded 2002) was on American Minimal Art and was supervised by Fred Orton and Gail Day.

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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Member of the Association of Art Historians
  • Former member of the College Art Association
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Trustee for Stour Valley Arts (2010-13)
  • Peer reviewer for the publishers Routledge and I.B. Tauris
  • Member of the convening group for the Marxism in Culture seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.


External examination:

  • External reviewer for School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds (2015).
  • External examiner for Fine Art, Middlesex University (2013-16).

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

  • AHRC grant in the Creative and Performing Arts (2005-6)
  • Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Research Support Grant (2006) 

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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