Academic Appointments

Sessional Lecturer in BA (Hons) Media, Culture & Communication, LJMU (October 2018 – June 2019)

Assistant Lecturer in BA (Hons) History of Art and MRes Art & Design, LJMU (April 2015 – Present)

Sessional Lecturer in BA (Hons) Fine Art, LJMU (October 2018 - Present)

Sessional Lecturer in Graphic Design and Illustration, LJMU (September 2012 – December 2015) including Module Leadership appointment 2013/14

Visiting Lecturer in Media & Cultural Studies, LJMU (2014 – 2018)

Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art, LJMU (2015) 

Associate Lecturer in Contemporary Art History and Theory, UCLan (January 2013 – July 2013) including Module Leadership

Selected Exhibitions & Performances

Hughes, B (2019) Solo Exhibition: Title TBC, X-Gallery, Liverpool School of Art & Design, Liverpool, July 2019.

Hughes, B (2019) Conditions: Period, performance, Cornerstone Arts Centre, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA, 8 June 2019.

 Hughes, B (2019) Dys-men-o-rrho-ea, digital print, The Cloisters, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK, 30 May – 5 June 2019 [work acquired by University of St Andrews Special Collections].

 Hughes, B (2019) Incomplete Cycle (December), digital print, The Cloisters, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK, 30 May – 5 June 2019 [work acquired by University of St Andrews Special Collections].

Hughes, B (curator), Parker, S & Standing, K (2019) Blood Rituals, as part of Rituals: Light Night 2019, Public Exhibition Space, Liverpool School of Art & Design, 17 May 2019.

Hughes, B (curator) (2018) Periodical, Exhibition as part of Being Human Festival of the Humanities, Atrium Gallery, Liverpool School of Art and Design, 15 – 24 November 2018.

Hughes, B (2018) Almost Eight Cycles, 242 digital prints in Periodical, Exhibition as part of Being Human Festival of the Humanities, Atrium Gallery, Liverpool School of Art and Design, 15 – 24 November 2018.

Hughes, B (2018) Cycles (2016-17), 8 mono-printed linen scrolls, in Periodical, Exhibition as part of Being Human Festival of the Humanities, Atrium Gallery, Liverpool School of Art and Design, 15 – 24 November 2018.

Hughes, B (2018) Lifetime Supply, sculpture, in Periodical, Exhibition as part of Being Human Festival of the Humanities, Atrium Gallery, Liverpool School of Art and Design, 15 – 24 November 2018.

Hughes, B (2018) a period is, visual poem in vinyl, in Periodical, Exhibition as part of Being Human Festival of the Humanities, Atrium Gallery, Liverpool School of Art and Design, 15 – 24 November 2018.

Hughes, B (2018) contribution of multiple artworks, poetry zines, and performances, in Waine, D (curator) Poetry Exhibition, Independents Biennial, George Henry Lees Building, Liverpool, 11 – 18 October 2018.

Hughes, B (2017) Cycles (Detail), Digital Documentary Photograph on Paper, 40 x 60 cm, in Agored / Open, curated by Taylor, L, 15 September – 27 October 2017, Galeri, Caernarfon.

Hughes, B (2017) Incomplete Cycles, Digital Collage on Paper, 30 x 30 inches, in Exhibitionist, curated by Florence Schechter, Vagina Museum hosted by Woodland Creatures, as part of Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 5 – 27 August 2017

Hughes, B, Fallows, C, Lawrie, L & Petersen, E (2017) In A, Performance by Colin Fallows Ensemble, 1 July 2017,  Frieze East End Night, curated by The Whitechapel Gallery, Wilkinson Gallery, London.

Hughes, B, Fallows, C, Lawrie, L & Petersen, E (2017) In A, Performance by Colin Fallows Ensemble, at The Expanded Analogue: Re-Thinking the Analogue Through Technology, Art, And Philosophy, 29 June 2017, Wilkinson Gallery, London.

Hughes, B (2017) Incomplete Cycles (December), Digital Collage on Paper, 30 x 30 inches, in A Womb with a View, curated by The Vagilante (6 May – 28 May 2017) Inner Space Gallery, Jersey City, USA.

Hughes, B, Fallows, C, Lawrie, L & Petersen, E (2017) Colin Fallows Ensemble performance, In Room A (19 May 2017) as part of Light Night 2017, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

Hughes, B & Petersen, E (2016) BARE, Multimedia Exhibition and Performance, 1 June 2016, Liverpool School of Art & Design.

Hughes, B, Fallows, C & Petersen, E (2015) Winter Reverb II, performance by Colin Fallows Ensemble, December 2015, Wilkinson Gallery, London.

Hughes, B, Fallows, C & Petersen, E (2015) Autumn Reverb, performance by Colin Fallows Ensemble, October 2015, Wilkinson Gallery, London.

Hughes, B, Fallows, C & Petersen, E (2015) Summer Reverb performance by Colin Fallows Ensemble, June 2015, Wilkinson Gallery, London.

Hughes, B, Fallows, C & Petersen, E (2015)Winter Reverb, performance by Colin Fallows Ensemble, January 2015, Wilkinson Gallery, London.

Hughes, B (2014) Nothing, Photographic Documentation of Laser-cut Book, in Seeing Beckett, curated by Johnson, M, Liverpool Irish Festival, October – November 2014, Liverpool School of Art & Design.

Hughes, B (2014) Nothing, Digital Print on paper, Photographic Documentation of Laser-cut Book, in Seeing Beckett, curated by Johnson, M, Liverpool Irish Festival, September 2014, Contemporary Art Space Chester, University of Chester.

Recent Publications

Hughes, B & Røstvik, CM (forthcoming 2020) ‘Menstruation in Visual Culture’, in Ross, K (ed) Encyclopaedia of Gender, Media and Communication, Wiley-Blackwell [publication date TBC].

Hughes, B (forthcoming 2019) 'The Shocking History of Procter & Gamble's Rely Tampons', Book Review, Women's Reproductive Health (forthcoming issue).

Hughes, B & Standing, K (forthcoming 2019) 'Challenging Cultural Attitudes to Menstruation', British Academy Turning Points, Blog (forthcoming May 2019).

Hughes, B (2018) ‘Challenging Menstrual Norms in Online Medical Advice: Deconstructing Stigma through Entangled Art Practice’, Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics 2(2).

Hughes, B & Standing, K (2018) ‘Menstrual Art: Why Everyone Should Go and See It’, The Conversation, 12 November 2018.

Hughes, B (2017) ‘A Lost World: The Missed History of Illustration’, International Journal of the Image, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 69-75, published online 21 April 2017.

Recent Conference Presentations

Hughes, B (2019) ‘Performing Periods: Challenging Menstrual Normativity through Art Practice’, Traversing the Ridge: Connecting Menstrual Research and Advocacy, Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Conference, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, 6th – 8th June 2019 [oral presentation].

Hughes, B (2019) ‘Reframing Menstrual Art’, Critical Perspectives on Menstruation, University of St Andrews, 31st May 2019.

Hughes, B (2019) ‘Performing Periods: Challenging Menstrual Normativity through Art Practice’, Protests Past and Present: Resistance and Persistence Towards Equality, 24th May 2019, Liverpool John Moores University.

Hughes, B (2019) ‘Performing Periods: Challenging Menstrual Normativity through Art Practice’, Talking Bodies Fourth Biennial Conference, Institute of Gender Studies, University of Chester, 10th – 13th April 2019 [oral presentation].

 Hughes, B (2019) ‘Performing Periods: Challenging Menstrual Normativity through Art Practice’, Blood in Modern and Contemporary Art Panel, Association for Art History Annual Conference, University of Brighton, 4th – 6th April 2019 [oral presentation].

Hughes, B (2018) Public Engagement: Panel Speaker & Organiser: ‘A Bloody Good Show: Adventures in Menstruating’, as part of Being Human Festival of the Humanities, The Casa Theatre, Liverpool, 16 November 2018.

Hughes, B (2018) ‘Challenging Menstrual Norms in Online Healthcare Advice’, Improving and Understanding Health: PhD Symposium 2018, Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, 3rd – 4th July 2018.

Hughes, B (2018) ‘Periods are Normal! There are No Normal Periods!’, Feminist Art Activism and Artivism Conference, Middlesex University, 2 July 2018 [poster presentation].

Hughes, B (2018) ‘Challenging Menstrual Normativity Through Autobiographical Art Practice’, MATERIAL: Creative Approaches to Research Conference, Bath Spa University, 14th June 2018.

Hughes, B (2018) ‘Menstrual Culture: Personal Ritual and Performance’, Menstruation Symposium, University of St Andrews, 18 January 2018.

Hughes, B, Edge, E, Lynch, J (2017) ‘WAIT, it takes HOW LONG?? Keeping the motivation and momentum going during a part-time PhD’, Panel Discussion, Second Annual Graduate School Conference,
Liverpool John Moores University, 3 May 2017.