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Dr Hazel Donkin

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

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Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the School of EducationED230 
Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures  
Fellow of University College  
Member of Steering Group in the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture  


Dr Hazel Donkin completed her postgraduate studies in photography and French Surrealism at Northumbria University in 2010 and joined Durham University as a lecturer. 

Dr Donkin teaches on undergraduate modules in the history of art and visual arts and film. She contributes to the MA in Visual Culture in the department of Modern Languages and Cultures and runs MELA 45230 Critical Curatorship, the work placement module for that programme:

Dr Donkin is a member of the Steering Committee of CVAC (the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture). She is the Secretary for Art on the University College SCR Executive. She is the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching and Learing Award at Durham University. She a Fellow of University College and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Dr Donkin's research interest is in the field of Surrealism. She would welcome applications from potential PhD candidates interested in all areas of Surrealism.



Chapter in book

  • Donkin, H. (2016). Screams: Women in Post-war Surrealist journals. In Intersections:Women Artists/Surrealism/Modernism. Allmer, P. Manchester University Press.
  • Newton, D.P., Donkin, H., Kokotsaki, D. & Newton, L.D. (2012). Creativity in Art and Music. In Creativity for a New Curriculum: 5-11. Newton, L.D. Routledge. 62-79.

Journal Article


  • Donkin, H., Hudson, M. & Arnold, L. (2019). TESTT: Experimenting, Inspiring, Changing.

Supervision students