Her research focuses on slavery and forensic theatricality in the early Spanish empire, the development of human rights, alternative visions of European modernity, world literature seen from the Spanish empire etc. She has an extensive network within the study of human rights and literature, colonialism and slavery and early modernity.
His research focuses on the Mediterranean Baroque, in particular the art and visual culture of Spain and Italy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He has engaged with a range of topics including violence, skin, sensory perception, caricature, and ugliness. Before coming to Aarhus, he taught art history at Durham University, and worked as a curator for six years in the US, UK, and Spain.