Associate Professor Ann Elias

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Sydney College Of The Arts

Ann Elias is Associate Professor and Chair of Department in Art History at the University of Sydney. Research interests include: camouflage in art, war and nature; whiteness and race studies; the cultural history of flowers; modernism and coral reef imagery; representations of the underwater realm; Sydney Harbour from the underwater. Books include Camouflage Australia: art, nature, science and war (2011), Useless Beauty: flowers and Australian art (2015), and Coral Empire: Underwater oceans, colonial tropics, visual modernity (2019). She is a Key Researcher with the Sydney Environment Institute, a serving member of the International Committee of the College Art Association of America, and International Liaison for the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand.