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  1. Joanne Allen, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Art

    Joanne Allen is Professorial Lecturer of art history; she teaches General Education courses as well as more specialized courses on Medieval art, Renaissance art, and the history of architecture, with an emphasis on the architecture of Washington D.C.… More

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    (202) 885-6822

  2. Juliet Bellow, Associate Professor

    CAS - Art

    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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    (202) 885-6477

  3. Kim Butler Wingfield, Associate Professor

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    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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    (202) 885-1569

  4. Nicole Elder, Assistant Professor

    Nika Elder specializes in North American art from the colonial period to the present, including African-American art and the history of photography. She is particularly interested in the politics of art that looks distinctly apolitical. Her current r… More

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  5. Helen Langa, Associate Professor

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    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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    (202) 885-1682

  6. Andrea Pearson, Associate Professor

    CAS - Art

    Renowned for her revisionist publications on art and gender in the early modern Low Countries, Andrea Pearson is pursuing several projects aimed to rewrite the art-historical record on social marginalization, especially in the areas of same-sex desir… More

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    (202) 885-3428

  7. Ying-Chen Peng, Assistant 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 National Palace Museum and the Academia Sinica, both in… More

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  8. Samuel Sadow, Visual Resources Curator

    CAS - Art

    Sam Sadow is the Visual Resources Curator in the Art Department of American University. His roles include managing the department's growing digital image collection, supporting faculty in their image needs for instruction and research, and overseeing… More

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    (202) 885-1675

Emerita Faculty

  1. 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, Cassatt, Seurat, and the Italian Macchiaioli. With M… More

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    (202) 885-1670

  2. 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 include two books and other writings on Artemisia … More

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Adjunct Faculty

  1. Sybil Gohari, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Sybil E. Gohari, PhD, is an art historian specializing in 20th century art of the United States, with a focus on the correlation of race and gender to the critical, market and academic success of artists. Dr. Gohari has been published in a number of … More

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  2. Sarah Gordon, 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

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  3. 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 longstanding interest in in the history of museums, gall… More

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