Popular photography; dress history, especially in relation to practices of resistance and reform; design and craft history, especially in relation to vernacular forms
Annebella Pollen is a cultural historian who researches design, craft, dress and photography across a range of case studies and periods. Her books include Mass Photography: Collective Histories of Everyday Life (I. B. Tauris, 2016) and the co-edited Dress History: New Directions in Theory and Practice (Bloomsbury, 2015). Annebella currently holds a two-year AHRC Research Fellowship to explore the visual and material culture of British woodcraft groups established in the early twentieth century to offer experimental outdoor educational experiences. Her recent book The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift: Intellectual Barbarians (Donlon Books, 2015), is a study of one such utopian group, and was accompanied by a 2015-2016 exhibition of the same name, co-curated with Whitechapel Gallery, London.