Alexandra Gushurst-Moore is Coordinator of Cambridge Visual Culture, in which role she manages the day-to-day activity of the network. She is also a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Exeter, attached to the AHRC-funded project “The Art of Fiction: Women Writers and the Decorative Arts in the Nineteenth Century,’ led by Dr Patricia Zakreski. Her doctoral thesis, titled “The Making of Modern Fantasy in the Visual Arts of England, c. 1850-1920”, was supervised by Professor Elizabeth Prettejohn at the University of York; she holds an MA(Hons) from the University of Edinburgh and an MSt from the University of Oxford.

Her research interests include fantasy studies, worldbuilding, late Victorian art, and interdisciplinary studies of visual art and literature. Beyond her research, she has professional experience of and interest in British educational policy, the strategy and operation of HEIs, and the facilitation of inclusive and supportive research cultures. In 2022/3 she was co-convenor, together with Dr Nick Mols, of the Paul Mellon Centre’s ECR Network and a Cambridge Digital Humanities Methods Fellow.