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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
Langa’s research during the 1990s focused on twentieth century American realist and modernist art, especially art and leftist politics as expressed in prints, antilynching imagery, and the intersections of race, gender, class, and religion in American culture during the 1930s. Her current research continues these topics and also explores queer readings of lesbian life and desire in American fine art and visual culture from the 1890s to 1970.
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Area of Expertise:
American painting and prints of the 1930s, American art from 1700 to the present, art history and antiracist activism, feminism and gender studies, gay/lesbian and queer history, postmodernism, postcolonialism
Helen Langa published Radical Art: Printmaking and the Left in 1930s New York in 2004 and has written articles on women artists, lesbian artists, labor imagery, and antiracist art. Her current research and publications focus on lesbian/queer artists in the United States and on issues of gender and race in U.S. art from 1890 to 1970.
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