About Kristine Nielsen

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 Mellon Humanities Fellowship (2015), the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (2010-12), Stone Summer Theory Fellowship (2011), Getty Research Institute (2011, 2008), The Lipman Fellowship, and University of Chicago's Visiting Committee on the Visual Arts (2009-2010).

Positions

Present Art History, Illinois Wesleyan University
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Present Assistant Professor, Illinois Wesleyan University
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Research Interests

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.

Courses

  • Global Contemporary Art after 1989
  • Modern Art
  • Cold War Art and Media Cultures
  • Introduction to Art History
  • Contemporary Art
  • Senior Seminar: Art and Theory
  • European Art, 1750-1900
  • Gateway Colloquium: Visual Literacy

Education

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2010 PhD, University of Chicago ‐ Department of Art History
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Publications (7)

Presentations (7)