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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Evelyn Whorrall-Campbell

Evelyn Whorrall-Campbell


Pembroke College



Amy Tobin



Evelyn is a PhD candidate in the Centre for Film and Screen Studies, working at the intersection of film and contemporary art theory. Alongside research, Evelyn also maintains a creative practice, working across text and image, which explores themes of queerness, disguise, and parody as a protective form.



Evelyn’s doctoral research focuses on the work of contemporary queer artists, working in an Anglo-American context across moving image, photography, and performance. This project seeks to investigate the potential of such works to intervene in contemporary discussions around the problematics of the figure and the violence of sight, to deploy different strategies of representation which ‘protect’ non-normative/ill bodies from harm. Evelyn is also interested in developing a ‘transmasc’ theory, building on and responding to the recent developments in transfeminism within feminist politics and theory.



OOC AHRC DTP Studentship (2019-2022), University of Cambridge

Honorary Vice Chancellor’s Award (2019-2022), University of Cambridge

Cambridge AHRC DTP Studentship (2018-2019), University of Cambridge

Tom Rosenthal Prize for the most distinguished performance in a dissertation on any aspect of the Fine Arts in Tripos examinations (2018)

Peter de Somogyi Memorial Prize for the most distinguished performance in an Arts subject (2018)

Foundation Scholarship Award (2017-2022)



2020-21 – CS6: European Cinema (Tripos Part II paper), Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics, University of Cambridge

2020-21 – Core Module: Approaches to the History of Art with reference to works of criticism (Tripos Part IIA paper), Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge


Conference papers

‘Erotic ecologies: horizontality and be(holding) in Charlotte Prodger’s BRIDGIT (2016),’ British Art and Natural Forces, Paul Mellon Centre (forthcoming, December 2020)

‘Uncertain Grounds and Absent Figures: Reading Tina’s Keane’s Faded Wallpaper (1988) with Park McArthur/Constantina Zavitsanos’s ‘Sorta Like a Big Hug’ (2015),’ Paul Mellon Centre Research Lunch (May 2020)

‘Speaking with an oceanic body: vocal currents in Tina Keane’s A Shadow of a Journey [1979]’, In Pursuit of Sound, University of Cambridge (October 2019)



Alongside maintaining a research and creative practice, Evelyn has published critical and experimental writing in various journals, including Another Gaze, FDBNHLLLTTFPublications, and CLR (forthcoming).


Other activities and roles

Evelyn is co-convenor of the Paul Mellon Centre’s Doctoral Research Network for 2020-2021.