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Full-Time Faculty

Joanne Allen

Joanne Allen

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Professorial Lecturer

Joanne Allen gained her PhD from the University of Warwick in 2009 with a thesis on Renaissance choir stalls in Venice and Northern Italy. She was the Rubinstein Post-Doctoral fellow at the Society of Renaissance Studies in 2010-11 and has been award... [More]

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Juliet Bellow

Juliet Bellow

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Associate Professor

Juliet Bellow’s current research centers on the relationship between art and dance in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her book Modernism on Stage: The Ballets Russes and the Parisian Avant-Garde, published in 2013 by Ashgate Press, analyzes s... [More]

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Kim Butler Wingfield

Kim Butler Wingfield

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Associate Professor

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 the Art Department. Having completed a book manuscr... [More]

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Helen Langa

Helen Langa

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Associate Professor

Professor Helen Langa teaches 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, gender, and cultural studies. She was Chair of the Art Departm... [More]

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Sarah Osborne Bender

Sarah Osborne Bender

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Visual Resources Curator

Sarah Osborne Bender’s background in image collection management (both print and digital), museum collection data management, special materials cataloging, and digitization projects brings a broad variety of experience to the Visual Resources Center.... [More]

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Andrea Pearson

Andrea Pearson

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Associate Professor

Professor 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. Her book, Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devoti... [More]

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Ying-Chen Peng

Ying-Chen Peng

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Assistant Professor

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 National Palace Museum and the Academia Sinica, both in... [More]

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Emerita Faculty

Norma Broude

Norma Broude

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Professor Emerita

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, Cassatt, Seurat, and the Italian Macchiaioli. With M... [More]

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Mary Garrard

Mary Garrard

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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 include two books and other writings on Artemisia ... [More]



Adjunct Faculty

Susanneh Bieber

Susanneh Bieber

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Susanneh Bieber’s area of expertise is modern and contemporary American art in an international context. She is particularly concerned with the relationship between art, architecture, and the built environment, and has a professional interest in cura... [More]



Sybil Gohari

Sybil Gohari

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Sybil E. Gohari, PhD, is an art historian specializing in 20th century art of the United States, with a particular focus on the correlation of race and gender to the critical, market and academic success of artists. Her dissertation, Through the Look... [More]



Sarah Gordon

Sarah Gordon

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

After obtaining her PhD from Northwestern University, Sarah Gordon spent seven years in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art. There, she contributed to several major exhibitions of American and European photographers, includin... [More]



Anne Richter

Anne Richter

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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 longstanding interest in in the history of museums, gall... [More]