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Shearer West is a British-American art-historian, academic and university administrator. She is currently the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham since October 2017 and formerly deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Sheffield.[1]

Biography and careerEdit

West holds an undergraduate degree in art history and English from the College of William & Mary, in Virginia, and a PhD in art history from the University of St Andrews.[2]

She was previously head of the Humanities Division at the University of Oxford, director of research at the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and head of the School of Historical Studies at the University of Birmingham.[3][4][5]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • The Image of the Actor: Verbal and Visual Representation in the Age of Garrick and Kemble, Palgrave MacMillan, 1991. ISBN 0312057385
  • Fin De Siecle: Art and society in an age of uncertainty, The Overlook Press, 1994.
  • The visual arts in Germany 1897-1940: Utopia and Despair, Rutgers University Press, 2001. ISBN 0813529115
  • Portraiture, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. (Oxford History of Art)


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Academic offices
Preceded by
David Greenaway
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham
1 October 2017 — present
Succeeded by