Catherine Stuer joined Denison’s Department of Art History and Visual Culture in 2012. She received her doctorate from the University of Chicago, her master’s degree from National Taiwan University, and her bachelor’s degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Stuer studies premodern to early 20th century Chinese visual and material culture, and teaches Asian, Chinese, and Japanese art history and visual culture. Her courses invite students to explore how art takes on creative, social, and spiritual agency, how art-historical narratives connect to histories of conquest and collection, and how visual and material media express and condition the imagination, production, and experience of space and place. Stuer’s current research focuses on the representation of urban landscapes, the role of photography and art historiography, and 19th-century pictorial life narratives. Her work engages critical approaches to spatial and environmental production, memory and heritage discourse, and intermedia relations in art and visual culture.
B.A., Catholic University of Leuven; M.A., National Taiwan University; Ph.D., University of Chicago