Jason Gaiger is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, and a Fellow of St Edmund Hall. He studied art history and philosophy at the universities of St Andrews, Essex and Heidelberg, and he was previously Senior Lecturer and Director of Research in the Art History Department at the Open University. From 2010 to 2014 he was Head of the Ruskin School of Art and he is currently Co-ordinator of Admissions for the BFA and Director of Research. He has published widely in journals such as the British Journal of Aesthetics, the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, the Art Bulletin and the European Journal of Philosophy. His books include Aesthetics and Painting (Bloomsbury, 2008), an English edition of Johann Gottfried Herder’s Sculpture (University of Chicago Press, 2002) and, as co-editor, Art in Theory: 1648-1815 (Blackwell, 2000) and Art in Theory: 1815-1900 (Blackwell, 1998).