Kristine Nielsen is Assistant Professor of Art History and editorial board member of
the interdisciplinary journal Ekfrase: Nordic Journal of Visual Culture. She holds a
Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago and a Cand.mag. from the University of
Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Nielsen's areas of specialization are modern and contemporary art, the
historiography of art history and visual studies, post-1945 artistic developments in East
and West Germany, and the history and theory of iconoclasm & idolatry. Her current
book project examines the visuality and politics of monument production and destruction
in the GDR and FRG, arguing for a history of image negations. Her research has been
supported by various fellowships and grants, including the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral
Fellowship in the Humanities (2010-12), The Lipman Fellowship, Getty Research Institute,
and University of Chicago's Visiting Committee on the Visual Arts. 

On Leave Spring 2015 



“Vittigheden som politisk våben”, Periskop - Forum for kunsthistorisk debat (2012)

Contributions to Books

“A Perfectly Nebulous Experiment: C.T.R. Wilson’s Cloud Chamber” (September 2015), Art, Technology and Nature: Renaissance to Postmodernity (2015)

"A Perfectly Nebulous Experiment: C.T.R. Wilson’s Cloud Chamber" explores the early projects of one of...


“Quid pro Quo: Assessing the Value of Berlin’s Thälmann Monument”, Art Outside the Lines: New Perspectives on GDR Art Culture (2011)

“What Ever Happened to Ernst Barlach?”, Totalitarian Art and Modernity (2010)

“Politisk ikonoklasme og idolatri i den moderne visuelle kultur”, Visuel kultur – viden, liv, politik (2009)

Faculty Advisor of Undergraduate Research