Professor Andrew Irving – University of Manchester

Andrew Irving is Director of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester. His regional specialisations are Kampala, Uganda and New York, USA. Andrew does research on experiences of illness, death and dying (especially from HIV/AIDS), in relation to the aesthetic appreciation of time, existence, and otherness; He is also interested in phenomenology, art, performance and creativity, time, comparisons of personhood, religious change, gender and urban experiences. Recent production include “The man who almost killed himself”, produced by BBC Arts, Odeon Cinemas in collaboration with Josh Azouz, Don Boyd and HiBrow Media. Most recent book: The Art of Life and Death – Radical Aesthetics and Ethnographic Practice.