Art History Faculty

Art History Program Director: Andrea Pearson

Joanne Allen Sr Professorial Lecturer CAS - Art

My research investigates the function, accessibility, and control of constantly evolving sacred spaces in medieval and early modern Italy. My book, Transforming the Church Interior in Renaissance Flor

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Juliet Bellow Assoc Professor CAS - Art

Juliet Bellow’s research centers on visual artists' experimentations with intermediality in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her book Modernism on Stage: The Ballets Russes and the P

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Kim Butler Wingfield Assoc Professor CAS - Art

Professor Butler (PhD with distinction Johns Hopkins University 2003, BA with honors, Harvard University 1992) is Assistant Professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art History in American University in t

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Nika Elder Asst Professor CAS - Art

Nika Elder specializes in North American art from the colonial period to the present, including African-American art and the history of photography. Her current research and courses examine the mutual

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Andrea Pearson Professor CAS - Art

Dr. Andrea Pearson specializes in the visual culture of late medieval and early modern northern Europe, with research interests pertaining to women, gender, and sexuality in the southern Low Countries

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Ying-Chen Peng Asst Professor CAS - Art

Dr. Peng specializes in late imperial and modern Chinese art history with a focus on gender issues and globalization of material culture. Before joining the American University she worked at the Natio

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Samuel Sadow Adjunct Professorial Lect CAS - Art

Sam Sadow is the Visual Resources Curator and an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer in the Art Department of American University. His roles include managing the department's growing digital image collectio

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Andrew Wasserman Professorial Lecturer CAS - Art

Andrew Wasserman specializes in late modern and contemporary art, with a focus on public art, architecture, and urban design. His current research project examines art and architecture of nuclear fear


Sarah Gordon Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Sarah Gordon specializes in the history of photography and American art. Her book, Indecent Exposures: Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion Nudes (Yale Press, 2015), positions Muybridge’s r

Anne Richter Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Anne Nellis Richter's field of specialization is British art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is particularly interested in the art of the Romantic and Realist periods, and has a longst


Norma Broude Professor Emerita CAS - Art

A pioneering feminist scholar and specialist in nineteenth-century French and Italian painting, Norma Broude is known for critical reassessments of Impressionism and the work of Degas, Caillebotte, Ca

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Mary Garrard Professor Emerita

Best known for her groundbreaking feminist scholarship, Garrard has drawn on feminist theory and activism to illuminate and reinterpret art of the Italian Renaissance-Baroque period. Her publications

Helen Langa Associate Professor CAS - Art

Professor Helen Langa  (now retired) taught a sequence of courses on American Art from the colonial era to the late 20th century with an emphasis on issues related to national identity, politics, race

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