SUSAN WALLER, (Ph.D. Northwestern University) teaches nineteenth and twentieth century European art. She has taught specialized courses on representations of Paris and London in the later nineteenth century, the visualization of race, and self-portraiture and the social construction of the artist. She regularly teaches the Senior Seminar, which introduces students to the methodologies of art history and is required for all art history majors. Previously, she taught at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, and Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Prior to completing the Ph.D., she held curatorial positions at Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and The Baxter Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.
Professor Waller's publications focus on issues of gender and the social aspects artistic production. They include two books: The Invention of the Model: Artists and Models in Paris, 1830-1870 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006) and Women Artists in the Modern Era: A Documentary History (Metuchen, NY and London: Scarecrow Press, 1991). Her other publications include essays in the Art Bulletin, Art History, History of Photography, Oxford Art Journal, Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide and Woman's Art Journal. Currently she is working on two projects: a monographic study of the artist/model transaction in the French Third Republic and a co-edited volume of essays on immigrant artistic communities in Paris between 1870 and 1914. Her research has been supported by fellowships by 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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