Mary Modeen is an artist/academic whose research links creative practice with interdisciplinary academic studies in the humanities, particularly philosophy, literature, feminist and indigenous studies. Her research has several threads: perception as a cognitive and interpretive process, and place-based research, which tends to connect cultural values, history and embodied experience. As such, this work usually combines creative art practice and writing.
Her PhD supervision is also characterised by these interdisciplinary investigations, linking studio practice with academic enquiry. International research networks, three of which Modeen co-convenes, are central in conducting the critical discourse which address, challenge and strengthen these research insights. She is also the DJCAD Associate Dean (Internationalisation).
Mary Modeen, Associate Dean (Internationalisation) and Chair of Interdisciplinary Art Practice, researches broadly across Art and Humanities at the University of Dundee.
She explores perception and place-based research, connecting many concerns. As such, this research is usually interdisciplinary, appearing as both art and writing.