|Research Areas: Modern European Art; Photography
Advisor: Dr. Adam Jolles
Dissertation Title: “Constructions of the Angestellter: Photographs of the Salaried Class in the Weimar Republic”
Stephanie Bender is a PhD candidate who specializes in modern European art and photography with a focus on the visual culture of Interwar Germany. Maintaining a critical interest in the social aspects of art and photography, Stephanie wrote her thesis on the paintings of violence by Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Rudolph Schlichter, receiving her MA from Florida State University in 2010. Stephanie is in the final stages of writing her dissertation, which focuses on photographs of the white-collar middle-class in Weimar Germany.Stephanie has taught a variety of lecture courses and undergraduate seminars at FSU, including Modern European Art, Bauhaus: Art and Industry, Dada Art and Anti-Art, and “Degenerate Art:” German Modernism Between the Wars. As of the fall of 2018, she is the full-time Humanities instructor in the Literature and Language Department at Chipola State College.