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Helen Langa

Associate Professor
Department of Art

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  • Professor Helen Langa teaches Art. The Historical Experience, Modern Art, American Art, and Contemporary Art, with an emphasis on issues related to politics, race, gender, and cultural studies. After two years as Chair of the Art Department (Art History, Graphic Design, and Studio Art), she has continued to serve as Director of the Art History Program. She teaches a sequence of courses on American art at the advanced undergraduate and MA level, including "Visual Art of the U.S.: Colonial to 1890, 1890 to 1935, 1935 to 1970, and Contemporary Art, 1970 to Now. Her scholarly research addresses both leftist art of the 1930s and issues of women's art work, and lesbian/gay/queer identity and representation. Two recent publications are "Seeing Queerly: Lesbian Presence and Absence in American Visual Art, 1890 to 1950," in the Journal of Lesbian Studies (2010), and “’At least half the pages will consist of pictures’: New Masses and Politicized Visual Art” in American Periodicals (2011). She is also currently co-editing an anthology titled Transitional Generations. American Women Artists 1935 to 1970.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Modern and American Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    MA, Baroque Art, University of Colorado-Boulder
    BFA , Tyler School of Art, Temple University
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Teaching

  • Spring 2014

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