Art History Faculty

Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History, Director of the Architectural Studies Program Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History, Director of the Architectural Studies Program

Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History, Director of the Architectural Studies Program
Late Roman art • Early Christian art • Byzantine art • Medieval architecture

Robert Baldwin, Associate Professor of Art History Robert Baldwin, Associate Professor of Art History

Robert Baldwin, Associate Professor of Art History
Late Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art, early modern cultural studies • Mercantile culture in Renaissance art and literature • Landscape in European art and literature, 1350-1700 • Music in European art, literature, and society, 1400-1700 • Gender and art, 1300-1700

Stephen Fan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture Stephen Fan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture

Stephen Fan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture
Architectural design • Geography • Race and architecture • Community engagement

Emily C. Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History Emily C. Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History

Emily C. Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History
Modern architecture • Contemporary architecture • Italian modern architecture and design • Architecture and media

Qiang Ning, Chu-Niblack Associate Professor in Asian Art, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection Qiang Ning, Chu-Niblack Associate Professor in Asian Art, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection

Qiang Ning, Chu-Niblack Associate Professor in Asian Art, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection
Asian art history • Contemporary Chinese art • Gender in Chinese art and society • Silk Road archaeology • Art market/Art Collection

Karen Gonzalez Rice, Sue and Eugene Mercy Assistant Professor of Art History Karen Gonzalez Rice, Sue and Eugene Mercy Assistant Professor of Art History

Karen Gonzalez Rice, Sue and Eugene Mercy Assistant Professor of Art History  (On sabbatical Fall 2014)
Contemporary art (1945-present) • Experimental art • Performance studies • Contemporary art and the body • American studies; contemporary art in America • Religion in contemporary art • Trauma studies • Art and ethics

Christopher Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies Christopher Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies

Christopher Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies
African art and material culture • Art market and collecting • Images of race and "otherness" in visual culture • Offbeat museums and visionary art • Censorship and museum controversies

Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History

Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History
American architecture • Gender issues in architecture • Vernacular architecture and cultural landscape studies • Spaces of childhood • Library architecture

Barbara Zabel, Professor Emeritus of Art History Barbara Zabel, Professor Emeritus of Art History

Barbara Zabel, Professor Emeritus of Art History
American art • European modernism • Gender issues in the Machine Age • Portraiture in the 20th century

David Rau, Adjunct Instructor of Art History
Museum Education • House Museums

Associated Faculty

Yibing Huang, Associate Professor of Chinese

Yibing Huang, Associate Professor of Chinese  (On sabbatical Spring 2015)
Modern and contemporary Chinese literature, cinema, popular culture • Comparative studies of modernism and postmodernism in China and in the West • Cultural translations between Chinese poetry and modern American poetry

Sabrina Notarfrancisco, Assistant Professor of Theater

Sabrina Notarfrancisco, Assistant Professor of Theater  (On sabbatical Fall 2014)
Costume design • Costume construction • Costume history • Costume shop management

Kristin Pfefferkorn, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Kristin Pfefferkorn, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy of art and architecture • Philosophy of film • Feminist philosophy • 19th and 20th-century continental philosophy • German Romanticism

Takeshi Watanabe, Assistant Professor of Japanese

Takeshi Watanabe, Assistant Professor of Japanese
Japanese literature and culture • Literary and visual interpretations of history

Retired Faculty

Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History, Director of the Architectural Studies Program

Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History, Director of the Architectural Studies Program
Late Roman art • Early Christian art • Byzantine art • Medieval architecture

Robert Baldwin, Associate Professor of Art History

Robert Baldwin, Associate Professor of Art History
Late Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art, early modern cultural studies • Mercantile culture in Renaissance art and literature • Landscape in European art and literature, 1350-1700 • Music in European art, literature, and society, 1400-1700 • Gender and art, 1300-1700

Stephen Fan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture

Stephen Fan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture
Architectural design • Geography • Race and architecture • Community engagement

Emily C. Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History

Emily C. Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History
Modern architecture • Contemporary architecture • Italian modern architecture and design • Architecture and media

Qiang Ning, Chu-Niblack Associate Professor in Asian Art, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection

Qiang Ning, Chu-Niblack Associate Professor in Asian Art, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection
Asian art history • Contemporary Chinese art • Gender in Chinese art and society • Silk Road archaeology • Art market/Art Collection

Karen Gonzalez Rice, Sue and Eugene Mercy Assistant Professor of Art History

Karen Gonzalez Rice, Sue and Eugene Mercy Assistant Professor of Art History  (On sabbatical Fall 2014)
Contemporary art (1945-present) • Experimental art • Performance studies • Contemporary art and the body • American studies; contemporary art in America • Religion in contemporary art • Trauma studies • Art and ethics

Christopher Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies

Christopher Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies
African art and material culture • Art market and collecting • Images of race and "otherness" in visual culture • Offbeat museums and visionary art • Censorship and museum controversies

Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History

Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History
American architecture • Gender issues in architecture • Vernacular architecture and cultural landscape studies • Spaces of childhood • Library architecture

Barbara Zabel, Professor Emeritus of Art History

Barbara Zabel, Professor Emeritus of Art History
American art • European modernism • Gender issues in the Machine Age • Portraiture in the 20th century

Contact Information:

Phone: 860-439-2797
Fax: 860-439-5339
Email cbste@conncoll.edu

Christopher B. Steiner, Chair
Department of Art History
Connecticut College
Box 5595
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196