Dr Malcolm Quinn is Reader in Critical Practice in CCW Graduate School. He is Course Director for CCW MRes Arts Practice, and is an experienced PhD supervisor. He has written extensively on art and design research, using a psychoanalytic approach to the analysis of art and design language and pedagogy. He is a contributor to The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts (2010), and is a member of the AHRC peer review college. Since the publication of his first book The Swastika: Constructing the Symbol (Routledge, 1994) he has been interested in how ‘government aesthetics’ interface with individual identity and subjectivity.