Dr Christina Faraday is a historian of art and ideas, with a special interest in how images and objects can communicate in powerful ways. She is a Research Fellow at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, and specialises in the art and architecture of Tudor England.
In 2019, Christina was chosen as one of ten 'AHRC/BBC New Generation Thinkers', a scheme which gives early career academics the chance to share their work with wider audiences on BBC Radio 3. At Cambridge she is Affiliated Lecturer in the History of Art Department, and runs courses as a tutor for the Institute for Continuing Education at Madingley Hall.
Her current research focuses on the relationships between art, music and literature in Tudor England. Her AHRC-funded PhD research focused on ‘liveliness’ or vividness in English art in the sixteenth century. Alongside her PhD, with support from the AHRC, she worked for two years part-time as a Curatorial Intern at the National Portrait Gallery, London, on the exhibition 'Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver' (21st February - 19th May 2019).
In her spare time, Christina plays the violin and viola, and loves string chamber music. She makes art, particularly pottery and embroidery, and writes ghost stories. When in search of inspiration, she goes for walks to look at nature and architecture.