Art History Faculty

 

David Bjelajac

David Bjelajac

Professor of Art History and American Studies, David Bjelajac received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Modern European History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Alexander Dumbadze

Alexander Dumbadze is Associate Professor of Art History.
Dr. Elise A. Friedland

Dr. Elise A. Friedland

Elise A. Friedland holds a BA in Classics from Williams College and an MA and PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan.
Andrea Gallelli Huezo

Andrea Gallelli Huezo

Andrea Gallelli Huezo specializes on spectacle, processions, and theater in sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Spanish, Latin American, and Islamic Art.
Ashley Givens

Ashley Givens

Ashley Givens is a curator and academic with expertise in nineteenth and twentieth century art.
Katherine Grube

Katherine Grube

Katherine Grube received her PhD from New York University. She was a 2014 Fulbright Scholar at Peking University and the recipient of the 2013 Asia Art Archive-Robert HN Ho Family Foundation China Research Grant.
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Philip Jacks

Philip Jacks is a Professor in the Art History Program within the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.
Christiane Joost-Gaugier

Christiane Joost-Gaugier

Professor Joost-Gaugier earned her AB, AM, and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.
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Lisa Lipinski

Lisa Lipinski's teaching and research interests include modern and contemporary art and theoretical approaches to the visual arts, Surrealism and the art of René Magritte, the body in modern and contemporary art, and Abraham Lincoln’s influence on America art and culture.
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Cristin McKnight Sethi

Professor McKnight Sethi is a curator and historian of South Asian art. Her research and teaching interests include textiles and folk art, the intersection of gender and practices of making, networks of circulation and exchange, the anthropology of art, and postcolonial theory.
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Mika Natif

Dr. Mika Natif (Ph.D., New York University – Institute of Fine Arts, 2006) is a historian of Medieval art focusing on the intercultural exchanges and global connections that Muslim societies forged with the European sphere in the pre-Modern era.
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Bibiana Obler

Professor Obler's research and teaching interests include modern and contemporary art and craft from the late nineteenth century to the present, with emphases on twentieth-century avant-gardes, theories of gender and cross-cultural representation, photography, applied arts, and intellectual history.
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Lilien F. Robinson

Born in Slovenia, raised in Serbia and briefly in Switzerland, Professor Robinson's early education was in Serbian and French schools, and thereafter in Washington DC primary and secondary schools.
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Barbara von Barghahn

Professor von Barghahn is Professor and Program Head of Art History. She teaches Northern Renaissance and Baroque art, Spanish and Portuguese art, colonial art of Latin America and Brazil.
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Mika Yoshitake

Mika Yoshitake is one of the few specialists in the world on postwar Japanese art in the field of contemporary art history, as well as a proud parent of a two-year old girl, Sora.