TalkAbout grew from our mutual love of art.
The TalkAbout team comes from a diverse range of fields, including Art History, Psychology, English, Philosophy, History, and Cultural Heritage Law. We all share a love of viewing and talking about art, and a desire to bring that experience to others.
Joshua J. Chauvin
completed his DPhil in Experimental Psychology at Oxford, and works as the Co-Director for the Oxford Youth Lab. He is the Executive Director of the It Gets Brighter mental health campaign, and an Associate Fellow at the Evidence-Based Practice Unit, UCL.
is a DPhil candidate in Modern Languages at Oxford, with a focus on 18th and 19th c. French art criticism and collecting. She is passionate about the intersection of art and technology and has previously worked at Artsy, the Morgan Library & Museum and the Princeton University Art Museum.
Dr. Oliver Cox
is a historian and Knowledge Exchange Fellow in the Humanities at Oxford. He created and manages the Thames Valley Country House Partnership, and has published widely on Gothic Revival architecture, landscape gardening, patriotism, and is currently writing From Addison to Austen: A Short Guide to the Long Eighteenth Century.
is a PhD candidate in English at Yale, and he writes about pop culture and contemporary literature for the Los Angeles Review of Books and Marginalia. He has previously worked on public humanities projects at the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.
is a DPhil candidate in Cultural Heritage Law at Oxford, and holds Masters in both Art History and Archaeology. She is a Wampanoag and Mi’kmaq drummer, artist, and First Nations rights activist, and she currently researches Indigenous e-Communities and international cultural exchange online.
is the Policy and Research Manager for the Creative Industries Federation and an Oxford graduate in Art History. She is a writer and cultural critic, and wrote the Creative Industries Federation’s Creative Education Agenda, which was launched by Ed Vaizey MP and reported on across the media.
completed her M.A. in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute in London, and helped create tours of the University Museum while an undergraduate studying English and Art History at Harvard. She previously worked with the Ploughshares Fund, South by Southwest, and Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries.