Dr Kim is the Research Projects and Partnerships Manager in the Research and Postgraduate Office and a member of the Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement.
Anna Marazuela Kim
Dr Kim is the new lead for research projects and partnerships, advancing the University's aim to support ambitious, high-quality research and build partnerships to extend its impact, both locally and across the world. She brings over a decade of experience with innovative, multidisciplinary institutes of advanced study in the US, UK and Europe, advancing research, projects and public-facing discourse on subjects of critical contemporary concern. Dr Kim is a member of the Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement and London Met Lab's Environment group.
Her work has been supported by numerous fellowships and awards, including a five-year Andrew Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities at Brown University; a Mellon post-doctoral fellowship at The Courtauld Institute of Art; a research fellowship at the Free University Berlin, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; an AHRC networking grant; Kress and Jefferson Foundation funds. Prior to London Met, Dr Kim was a Visiting Research Fellow at UCL and Associate Fellow of King's College London. Currently she is an Associate Fellow of the Thriving Cities Lab at the University of Virginia.
Membership of professional bodies
- Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, Design and Manufacture, 2020 to present
- Affiliate Member, Royal Institute of British Architects, 2019 to present
- PhD History of Art and Architecture, University of Virginia, highest honors
- PhD Program, Philosophy, Brown University
- BA Intellectual History, University of Notre Dame, highest honors
- Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa, endorsed by the British Academy
Anna is a member of the Public-Face research group in the Research Centre in Creative Arts, Culture and Engagement at the School of Art, Architecture and Design.
Current areas of research include:
- cultural heritage, conflict and creative iconoclasms
- aesthetics, agency and ecologies of care
- architecture and philosophy
- critical placemaking and participatory design
Teaching and thesis supervision
At London Met, she is a Reader for the internal assessment PhD students and occasional lecturer on MA courses in the School of Art, Architecture and Design. Dr Kim taught art history for the MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she also supervised MA theses, and art and architectural history for the BA at the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts.