Professor DeLue’s area of specialization is the history of American art and visual culture, with particular focus on intersections between art and science and the history of African American art. She is the author of George Inness and the Science of Landscape (2004) and the co-editor, with James Elkins, of Landscape Theory (2008). She has also published on the French painter Camille Pissarro, Spike Lee's Bamboozled, Darwin and the visual arts, and the relationship between art writing and medical diagnosis in America circa 1900. Her most recent publications include an essay on art and science in America and an essay on beauty and stereotype in the work of the contemporary artists Kara Walker and Michael Ray Charles. She is currently writing a book about the twentieth-century American abstract painter Arthur Dove. In addition to presenting at domestic and international conferences and symposia, Professor DeLue has served as a consultant to various museums and collections, including the Terra Foundation. In June 2005 she was a faculty member for a Terra-sponsored professional development program for public high school teachers in Chicago, and in 2010 and 2011 she served as faculty for a similar program, on race in American history and culture, for New Jersey public school teachers sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Professor DeLue is affiliated faculty in the Center for African American Studies and is active in Princeton’s American Studies Program. She will begin a three-year tenure as Reviews Editor for The Art Bulletin in 2012.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS: Landscape Theory, co-edited with James Elkins (2008); “Diagnosing Pictures: Sadakichi Hartmann and the Science of Seeing,” American Art (Summer 2007); George Inness and the Science of Landscape (2004); “Pissarro, Landscape, Vision, and Tradition,” The Art Bulletin LXXX (December 1998).