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Karen Bearor

Published February 24, 2014

Karen A. Bearor Associate Professor
Modern American Art and Theory
Room 3023 WJB
Department of Art History
Curriculum Vitae

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Research Areas

Karen Bearor (PhD, University of Texas at Austin) specializes in Twentieth-century U.S. visual culture, cultural theory, film and photo history and feminist theory. Dr. Bearor has served on the College Art Association Committee for Women in the Arts, the International Fellowships Panel of the American Association of University Women and the Association of Historians of American Art. She has received the Council on Research and Creativity Summer Research Award and the Awarded Teaching Incentive Program award for excellence in teaching at Florida State University. She also participated in an NEH Summer Institute, “The Thirties: American Literature, Art and Culture in Interdisciplinary Perspective” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has also been an avid member of the Tallahassee Rowing Club since 1996.Karen Bearor is the moderator for the international listserv American Art History Discussion List (Amart-l).

Selected Publications

  • Irene Rice Pereira: Her Paintings and Philosophy. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993
  • “Subjectivity and Biographical Writing: The ‘Artist Named Pereira,'” in Singular Women: Feminisms and the Monograph. Kristen Frederickson and Sarah E. Webb, eds. University of California Press.
  • “The Design Laboratory: New Deal Experiment in Vanguardism,” Southeastern College Art Conference Review (Fall, 1996): 14-31.
  • Irene Rice Pereira’s Early Work: Embarking on an Eastward Journey. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1994.
  • Chroma. Florida State University Gallery and Museum, 1994.