Skip to main content

About Julie Nicoletta

I received my bachelor's degree from Pomona College and my master's degree and Ph.D. in the history of art from Yale University. I teach courses on American art and architecture, American studies, material culture studies and public history.
My research interests focus on the intersection of architecture, the built environment and social history. Past research projects have ranged from an examination of the Shakers and how they used space to shape and control behavior, the architecture of Nevada as a window into the politics of land development and the use of natural resources in the American West and issues of gender in art and architecture.


Present SHS Division Chair and Professor, University of Washington Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

Enter a valid date range.

Enter a valid date range.

Honors and Awards

  • University of Washington Royalty Research Fund Grant, 2012.
  • Chancellor's Research Fund, University of Washington, Tacoma, 2007.
  • Rockefeller Archive Center, Grant-in-Aid, 2005.
  • Fund for Innovation and Redesign, University of Washington (for a university-wide digital image collection), 2004.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend, 2001.
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Washington, Tacoma, 2000
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Pomona College, 1987.


  • THIST 470 The Material World: Art and Artifacts
  • THIST 430 Introduction to Public History
  • THIST 379 Modern Architecture
  • THIST 377 Art of the Americas
  • THIST 226 American Architecture
  • THIST 200 American History I: 1607-1877


1993 Ph.D, Yale University ‐ History of Art
1990 M.Phil, Yale University ‐ History of Art
1988 M.A., Yale University ‐ History of Art
1987 B.A., Pomona College ‐ History of Art

Contact Information

Phone: 253-692-4468
Room: GWP 418


Books (2)

Articles (5)

Conference Proceedings (1)

Encyclopedia Entries (7)

Book Chapters (2)

Book Reviews (4)