Dr Joseph McBrinn



Belfast School of Art


Art and Design Research


Room BB-04-004 Belfast BT15 1ED



Joseph McBrinn MA (Glasgow), PhD (Dublin) was educated and has worked in Ireland, Scotland and France.  He has held teaching positions at the Schools of Art in Dublin and Belfast and has written and lectured in Britain, Europe and North America on Irish design and craft.  

He sits on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the Association of Art Historians (AAH) and serves on the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Modern Craft and The Irish Arts Review. He is currently engaged in book projects that deal with sewing, masculinity and Queer Theory; fashion, modernity and national identity; and the history of design and craft on the island of Ireland.