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Assistant Professor
308 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3732
19th Century European Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2008
Assistant Professor
309 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-1322
Classical Archaeology
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2010
Professor
404 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3784
Early Chinese Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1981
Professor
372 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-0352
Early Christian, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art
Ph.D., Courtald Institute of Art, University of London, 1989
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
403 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3789
History of Modern Architecture
Ph.D., Yale University, 1987
Associate Professor
307 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3774
American Art
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2001
Associate Professor
223 East Pyne
(609) 258-7258
20th Century Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1996
Townsend Martin '17 Professor of Art & Archaeology
314 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3790
20th Century Art
Ph.D., City University of New York, 1990
Assistant Professor
315 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-5319
Northern Renaissance Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2003
Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology
313 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3760
European Art and Architecture 1500-1800 in its Global Context; World Art History; Geography and Historiography of Art
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1977; Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa, Technische Universität Dresden, 2010; Doctor Historiae Artium Honoris Causa, Masaryk University, Brno, 2013
Professor
401 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-9098
Roman Art and Architecture; Hellenistic Art; Renaissance Antiquarianism
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1991
David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art
310 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-0914
History of Photography and Modern Art
Ph.D., Yale University, 1980
Associate Professor
305 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-7456
African and African Diaspora Art
Ph.D., Emory University, 2004
P. Y. & Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History
406 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-6249
Chinese Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1974
Assistant Professor
306 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3771
Contemporary Art and Criticism
Ph.D., Yale University, 2008
Professor
316 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-9338
Japanese Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1994
Lecturer with Rank of Professor
Professor
Institute for Advanced Study
(609) 734-8000
Twentieth-century European and American Art
Director of the Art Museum
142 Art Museum
(609) 258-2870
18th-Century European Art
PhD, Oxford University, 1992
Lecturers
Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows
304 McCormick Hall
609-258-8593
European Art 1500-1800
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2012
Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Art and Archaeology
204 Scheide Caldwell House
(609) 258-8858
Classic Maya Art and Society
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007
Peter Jay Sharp, *52, Curator and Lecturer
251 Art Museum
(609) 258-8805
Art of the Ancient Americas
Ph.D., Tulane University, 2006
Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows
205A Scheide Caldwell House
(609) 258-8860
Egyptology
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Lecturer
311 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3797
Italian Renaissance Art
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2008
Lecturer
312 McCormick Hall
(609)258-6313
Medieval and/or Renaissance-Baroque Architecture
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2009
Associate Professional Specialist
302 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-1423
Eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College, 1994
Research Staff
Emeriti
Professor
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3798
Renaissance Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1983
Emeritus
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3794
History of Photography and Modern Art
Professor
372 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3778
Classical Art & Archaeology
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1971
Professor
(609) 258-3782
Early Christian/Byzantine Architecture and Monumental Decoration
Ph.D., New York University, 1971
Emeritus
(609) 258-3782
Chinese Art
Ph.D., Princeton, 1958
Emeritus
(609) 258-3782
20th-Century Art
Emeritus
(609) 258-3782
Northern Renaissance Art
Professor
Roman Art
Ph.D., Göttingen University, 1986
Howard Crosby Butler Memorial Professor of Art & Archaeology
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3799
Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1976
Professor
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3769
Classical Archaeology
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1966
Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology
Japanese Art
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1974
Christopher B. Sarofim '86 Professor of American Art, Emeritus
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3785
American Art
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1965
Brigid Doherty
Brigid Doherty
Brigid Doherty
Associate Professor
Departments of Art and Archaeology and
Germanic Languages and Literature
223 East Pyne
(609) 258-7258
20th Century Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1996

BRIGID DOHERTY, Associate Professor of German and Art & Archaeology, joined the faculty at Princeton in 2003. Prior to that, she was Associate Professor of the History of Art and Humanities at Johns Hopkins University. In 2005, she held the inaugural Research Forum Visiting Professorship at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and in 2006-2007 she was the David and Roberta Logie Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and an Affiliate Scholar at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. A member of the Steering Committees of the Programs in Media & Modernity and European Cultural Studies, she focuses her research and teaching on the interdisciplinary study of modern and contemporary art, literature, and, to a lesser extent, film, with special emphasis on relationships among the visual arts, literature, and aesthetic theory in German modernism.

Recently, with her German Department colleagues Michael W. Jennings and Thomas Y. Levin, Doherty co-edited a volume of writings by Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility and Other Writings on Media, which was published by Harvard University Press in 2008. Also in 2008, she participated in Manifesta 7: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, in Trento, Italy, contributing a project called "The Museum of Learning Things," which examined ways in which avant-garde artists and philosophers Germany and Austria in the 1920s variously engaged, adapted, and set out to renovate techniques of teaching and learning that had been developed in the nineteenth-century under the rubric of Anschauungsunterricht (a term that has been translated, since the mid-nineteenth century, as instruction in perception, object-teaching, teaching through the senses, and training the senses). An exhibition of the “Learning Things” project at a US venue is in the planning stage . . .

Doherty's current research is connected most directly to two book projects. The first, "Homesickness for Things," explores how, in 20th-century German modernism and its present-day aftermath, objects, among them persons and works of art, become containers for fantasies of return to a maternal body or family home (each broadly conceived, in material as well as symbolic terms). The project further investigates how such fantasies come, in turn, to provide a basis for various ethical and political positions with regard to our understanding of history. "Homesickness for Things" situates the work of writers and artists, including the early 20th-century poet Rainer Maria Rilke and contemporary artist Hanne Darboven, in relation to theories of "projective identification" and related phenomena of thinking, feeling, and intersubjectivity in psychoanalysis. The second book project is a monograph on the work of contemporary artist Rosemarie Trockel, in progress with the working title, “Monsters: Resemblance and the Ends of Reverie in the Art of Rosemarie Trockel.”

Recent Publications (2008-2010):

Co-editor, with Michael W. Jennings and Thomas Y. Levin, Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility and Other Writings on Media. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2008).

“Learning Things,” in Manifesta 7: Companion, ed. Adam Budak (Milan: Silvana Editoriale, July 2008).

Rosemarie Trockel: Eiserner Vorhang, Museum in Progress in collaboration with Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna: Museum in Progress, September 2008).

“Rosemarie Trockel: Eiserner Vorhang / Safety Curtain. Flip-book Special,” Pidgin 7 (2009).

“László Moholy-Nagy. Constructions in Enamel. 1923,” in Bauhaus 1919-1933, ed. Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2009).

“Between the Artwork and its ‘Actualization’: a Footnote to Art History in Benjamin’s ‘Work of Art’ Essay,” Paragraph 32:3 (2009): 331-358.

“Rosemarie Trockels Monster,” in Rosemarie Trockel: Zeichnungen, Collagen und Buchentwürfe, ed. Anita Haldemann (Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2010). Also, in English, as “Rosemarie Trockel’s Monsters,” in Rosemarie Trockel: Drawings, Collages and Book Drafts, ed. Anita Haldemann (Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2010).