Susan Waller (PhD Northwestern University) is Professor of Art History. She regularly teaches courses in modern European art and African art. She has taught specialized courses on French and British art in the later nineteenth century, representations of race in the modern era, and self-portraiture and the social construction of the artist. Previously, she taught at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, and Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Prior to completing the Ph.D., she was Curator at the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Director of The Baxter Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine. Her books include Women Artists in the Modern Era: A Documentary History (1991, 2002), The Invention of the Model: Artists and Models in Paris, 1830–1870 (2006), and Foreign Artists and Communities in Modern Paris: Strangers in Paradise, 1870–1914 (2015), co-edited with Karen L. Carter. In addition, her research has been published in The Art Bulletin, Art History, Oxford Art Journal, History of Photography, Feminist Modernist Studies, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Source: Notes in the History of Art, and Woman’s Art Journal. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Association of University Women, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the University of Missouri Research Board.
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Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-3:00, Thursday 10:00-11:00