Oliver is a post-doctoral research assistant supporting the work of ICCE’s Professor Victoria Alexander and Dr Oonagh Murphy on the Horizon2020 Uncharted programme (http://uncharted-culture.eu/). This research project comprises ten partner universities across Europe and seeks to interrogate the societal value of culture in a variety of social and institutional contexts. The ICCE research team focuses on trans-European comparative analyses of neoliberalism, art institutions, cultural policy, and media participation.
- PGCE HE, University Of London 2018
- Ph.D., University Of Southampton 2016
- MA (Distinction), King’s College London 2012
Oliver’s research interests centre on visual art institutions, artistic and musical practices, cultural policy and the creative industries.
Prior to joining Goldsmiths, Oliver was a Senior Arts Policy Advisor in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) having previously held academic posts at King’s College London, Birkbeck, University of London, University of Southampton and the Open University. He has also undertaken curatorial and research roles at Tate and worked as a curator, journalist, editor, music promoter and DJ.
To date, Oliver’s funded research outputs include: varied accounts of the impact of cultural policy and corporate sponsorship on the consumption of pop art in the 1960s; a public exhibition exploring the history of modern jazz and ‘jazz art’ in Britain; a report into the UK’s contemporary digital start-up ecosystem; a study of digital mediation in live broadcast DJ performances and a suite of curatorial methodologies predicated on sociological and anthropological practice.