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Core Research Team

Helene Engnes Birkeli

Art Historian (PhD) and Postdoc Fellow Researcher in TiO2: How Norway Made the World Whiter

Helene Engnes Birkeli (1990) is an art historian based in Bergen and Oslo, Norway. She completed her PhD at University College London in 2022 with her thesis titled ‘Tracing Territory: The Visual Culture of Danish(-Norwegian) Colonialism in the Caribbean.’ She has taught art history and the intersections between visual culture, technology and science at UCL, the Open University and the University of St Andrews. Her publications include contributions to A Comparative Literary History of Modern Slavery, the Danish art history journal Periskop and the UCL graduate journal Object. She is currently preparing her thesis into a monograph proposal. 

Helene Engnes Birkeli
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