Lisa Rosenthal

Associate Professor of Art History

Lisa Rosenthal, Associate Professor of Art History, received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and holds affiliated appointments in the Gender and Women’s Studies Department and in the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. Her teaching broadly spans fifteenth to seventeenth-century European art while her research focuses on Dutch and Flemish art and art theory.

She is the author of Gender, Politics, and Allegory in the Art of Rubens (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and is the co-editor of Early Modern Visual Allegory: Embodying Meaning (Ashgate, 2007). She is a past recipient of a J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities, an Arnold O. Beckman Award from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a UIUC Center for Advanced Study Fellowship.

Her current work addresses the shifting status, functions, and values ascribed to art when art collecting was a new and rapidly-growing phenomenon in Europe’s early capitalist economies.

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