Associate Professor of Art History
Director of the Humanities Program
Ph.D. and M.A., Art History, University of Chicago
Cand.mag., Art History, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Kristine Nielsen teaches modern and contemporary art and visual culture. Her research
interests center on Nordic contemporary art, and iconoclasm and the visual culture
of the Cold War, particularly in former East Germany.
Her current book project examines the visual political confrontations in the production
and destruction of memorial sculpture in postwar East and West Germany.
Recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (2010-2012)
with the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Nielsen also held a joint
appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Art + Design and the
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
She has received several fellowships and grants, including from the Getty Research
Institute, the Stone Summer Theory Institute, the University of Chicago’s Lipman and
Visiting Committee on the Visual Arts fellowships.
The Humanities Program
The International Studies
Courses taught frequently:
GW 100 Visual Literacy Art 110 Close Looking ART 115 Introduction to Art History ART 120 Introduction to Visual Culture ART 320 Modern Art ART 322 Contemporary Art