Lynda Nead is the Pevsner Professor of History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London. She has published widely on the history of visual and material culture, with a particular focus on the representation of gender, the city and the history of British art and culture. Her books include The Female Nude: Art, Obscenity and Sexuality (Routledge, 1992; forthcoming as a Routledge Classic in 2024); Victorian Babylon: People, Streets and Images in Nineteenth-Century London (Yale University Press, 2000); The Haunted Gallery: Film, Photography, Cinema c. 1900 (Yale UP, 2008); The Tiger in the Smoke: Art and Culture in Post-War Britain (Yale UP, 2018). She is currently completing a book titled British Blonde: Women, Desire and the Image in Post-War Britain; material from this project will be presented at the Paul Mellon Biennial Lecture Series at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 2023 and also at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. Professor Nead has held several advisory positions in museums and galleries and has been on the research advisory panels at Tate Britain, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Museum of London. She was a trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum from 2016 to 2022 and is currently a trustee of the Campaign for the Arts. She is a fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Historical Society, the Academia Europea and the Association for Art History. Her current research continues to explore intermedial approaches to cultural history, bringing together film, photography, the visual arts, and material culture in interdisciplinary studies.