Faculty in Art History

  • Lamia Balafrej

    Lamia Balafrej

    Assistant Professor of Art

    B.A., M.A., Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and University of Paris; Ph.D., University of Provence

    Art historian working on the art and architecture of the Islamic world and their interweaving with global art history.

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  • Rebecca Bedell

    Associate Professor of Art

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

    Wellesley alumna; research explores the relations between art and science, and the place of sentimentalism in American art.

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  • Patricia Gray Berman

    Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art

    B.A., Hampshire College; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

    Art historian specializing in the art and visual culture of the late 19 th, 20 th, and 21 st centuries. 

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  • Margaret D. Carroll

    Professor of Art

    B.A., Barnard College; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Primary research in the field of 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting, with specialized work on Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Rubens, and Rembrandt.

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  • Kimberly Cassibry

    Kimberly Cassibry

    Assistant Professor of Art

    B.A., Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge); M.A., University of Texas (Austin); Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Art historian focusing on cross-cultural connections in the ancient Mediterranean

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  • Alice T. Friedman

    Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art; Professor of Art

    A.B., Radcliffe College; M.Phil., University of London; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Interested in building an interdisciplinary, feminist approach to architecture through research, teaching, and public education.

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  • Paul Galvez

    Visiting Lecturer in Art

    B.A., Harvard University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Modern art from the nineteenth-century to the present; art criticism and theory; landscape, histories of materialism, colonialism, formalism, and anti-modernisms.

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  • Nikki A. Greene

    Assistant Professor of Art

    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware

    Art historian examining African and African American identities, music, the body, and feminism in 20th century and contemporary art.

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  • Heping Liu

    Heping Liu

    Associate Professor of Art

    B.A., Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages (China); M.A., Southern Methodist University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Asian art historian and specialist in Chinese painting of the Song dynasty (960-1279).

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  • Barbara Lynn-Davis

    Barbara Lynn-Davis

    Visiting Lecturer in Art

    B.A., Brown University; M.A., Williams College; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Research focuses on how Venetians experienced, represented, and imagined the natural world.

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  • Martha McNamara

    Director of New England Arts & Architecture Program

    Expert in New England art and architecture. Co-directs the architecture program.

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  • Jacqueline Marie Musacchio

    Professor of Art

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art.

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  • Jay Oles

    James Oles

    Senior Lecturer in Art

    B.A., Yale University; J.D., University of Virginia; M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Specialist in Latin American art, focusing on modern Mexican art and architecture, through museum as well as academic projects.

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  • Ruth R. Rogers

    Curator of Special Collections

    B.A., Middlebury College; M.S., Simmons College

    Book and manuscript studies, text and image, contemporary artists' books.

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