M.A. in Art History from Edinburgh University, Scotland
M.F.A. in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California at Santa Barbara
Modern Art and Visual Culture: 1750-1980 (ARTH-111), History of Photography (ARTH-211), America Art and Visual Culture-Colonial to 1939 (ARTH-212), New Art (Late 20th/21st Century) (ARTH-313), Methods of Art History and Visual Culture (ARTH-380), Art History Senior Seminar: Research (ARTH-408).
Research and Teaching:
My research and teaching has pivoted around several interconnected themes: the interplay of dominant visualities and sites of resistance; the ways in which artistic ‘center’ and marginality are conceptualized and transgressed; the transactions between the institutions and systems of production and consumption in the dominant art world and those of popular or visual culture; and the ways in which the mass disseminations of images and ideas in the age of visual culture have enhanced, subverted, or redirected the canon in nineteenth to twenty-first century American and British art. I have explored these themes in two primary ways: one body of research addresses the broader questions posed by the relationship between high and popular art or art history and visual culture, while the other explores these connections with in-depth case studies. The thread that binds my research together is a sustained analysis of the ways in which artists, systems and even some institutions have transgressed, exploded, or reconstituted the artistic canon in the United States and Britain in the last two centuries.
My research has been most recently supported by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant (2004), Office of the State Historian of New Mexico Grant (2009, 2011), R.C. Good Fellowship (2010/11, 2003/04), Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Publication Grant (1999), Ohio Arts Council Grant (1999), Ohio Humanities Grant (1999), and the Denison University Research Fund.
My teaching has been honored by a Burlington Northern Foundation, Faculty Achievement Award and the Charles A. Brickman Teaching Excellence Award, and my service has been honored by a President’s Award for Service to the PCA/ACA.
The Visual Enchanting of the Land of Enchantment: Art, Tourism, and the Spectacle of the Southwest. Monograph.
“Nineteenth Century Women Abroad as Travelers and Tourists: New Visions of Nature in the Old World.” Article
“From the Living Room to the Lecture Hall: Fine Art Reproductions in Nineteenth Century America.” Article.
Selected Recent Publications:
Books and Monographs
Jane Gilmor: I’ll be back for the Cat. (A.I.R, New York & Iowa Arts Council, 2012)
Art History by Marilyn Stokstad. 4e edition, revision of chapters 29-32/ Book 6: 18th to 21st Century, Upper saddle River NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2010.
Fragonard’s Shoe: The Art of Jude Tallichet. New York: Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, 2010.
Special Issue: American Art and Visual Culture. The Journal of American Culture, Blackwell Press. Volume 31, 1 (March, 2008). Co-Editor (with David Sokol).
Famous Works of Art in Popular Culture. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.
Out of Belfast (Three Women Artists from Belfast): Herbert, Kelly, and O’Baoill. Exhibition Catalogue. Columbus Ohio: The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and Denison University, 1999.
"Reframing the Study of American Visual Culture: From National Studies to Transnational Digital Networks." The Journal of American Culture. Vol. 34, 1, March 2011.
“scampa wulla wussa olobo’: Clumpism and the Crying Moon.” In Clumpism: Paul Rhoads and Matt Freedman, Long Island University Gallery, 2009.
“From Magic Lantern Slide to Digital Image: Visual Communities and American Culture.” In “Special Issue: American Art and Visual Culture.” The Journal of American Culture. Vol. 31, 1, 1-5, March 2008.
“Art Cheap and Good:’ The Art Union and the Middling classes in England and the United States, 1840-1860.” Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide. 1:1 (February 2002).
“Imagined and Aesthetic Communities: The Art Union of London and the American Art Union.” In Coleccion y Circulacion de las Artes, Memorias del xxe Coloquio Internacional de Historia del Arte, Patricio (ed. Gustavo Curiel), Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico (1997), pp. 409-438.
“Genres of Visual Culture: An Historical Analysis”. In A Companion to Popular Culture. (ed.) Gary Burns (Wiley-Blackwell Press, forthcoming)
‘“Wot is to Be?” The Visual Construction of Empire at the Crystal palace Exhibition, London”. In Fear and Loathing in Victorian England, edited by Marlene Tromp, Marcia Bachman, and Heidi Kaufman. Columbus Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 2011.
‘“Sorry to leave so many weeds”: Jane Gilmor’ in I’ll be back for the cat: The Art of Jane Gilmor. New York, 2011.
“Prints and Photographs in Nineteenth Century England: Visual Communities, Cultures and Class.” In A History of Visual Culture:Western Civilization from the 18th to the 21st Century. Jane Kromm and Susan Bakewell (eds). London: Berg Publishing, 2010. 296-308.
“Artists Taking the High Road and the Low Road.” In Popular Culture Values and the Arts: Essays on Elitism versus Democratization. Ray Browne (ed) North Carolina and London: McFarland Press, 2009. 109-124
“Popular Art in North America.” In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture: North America. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 2007. Gary Hoppenstand (general editor), Michael Schoenecke (volume editor) 19-46.
“Popular Art in Europe.” In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture: Europe, Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 2007. Gary Hoppenstand (general editor), Gerd Bayer (volume editor) 27-57.
Selected Publications on Pedagogy
“Function and Meaning in Georges Seurat’s La Grande Jatte.” In Methodologies of Art History. Pamela Trimpe and Jacob Molyneux (eds). Princeton NJ: The College Board, 2005, 1-6.
“From the Trenches’, article and sample syllabus for undergraduate Art History Survey Course, in The AP Art History Handbook for Teachers. Cheryl Hughes (ed), Princeton, NJ: The College Board, 2003. 123-130.
Selected Recent Curatorial Projects/Exhibitions:
The Tourist View: From Grand Tours to Tramps Abroad. Denison University Museum, 2006. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Denison University Internship Program, and The Denison University Provost’s Office. September 10-December 10, 2006.
Out of Belfast (Three Women Artists from Belfast): Herbert, Kelly, O’Baoill. Denison University Art Gallery. Funded by the Ohio Humanities Council, NEH, and the Ohio Arts Council, the Firestone Foundation, and The Aer Lingus Artists’ Program. September 1999-November 1999.
Recent Professional Positions:
President, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA). 2011-2013.
President Elect, PCA/ACA. 2010-2011.
Vice-President of Area Chairs PCA/ACA. 2008-2010.
Co-President, PCA/ACA, 2007-2008.
Vice-President/President Elect, American Culture Association (ACA). 2005-2008.
Chief Reader, AP Art History, College Board, Princeton, NJ. 2004-2007.
Chief Reader Designate, AP Art History, College Board, Princeton, NJ. 2003-2004.
Test Development Committee, AP Art History, ETS/College Board, Princeton, 2004-2007.