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Joan DelPlato

Expertise: gender studies  

Dr. DelPlato’s interests include issues of gender and class in art, 19th-century art in England and France, late Harlem Renaissance art, contemporary culture, Orientalism, and critical methods. She has presented conference papers at the College Art Association, 19th-Century Studies Association, Popular Culture Association, and Institute for the Study of Postsecondary Pedagogy. Her book, Multiple Wives, Multiple Pleasures: Representing the Harem, 1800-1875, Associated University Presses (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2002) won a Millard Meiss Award from the College Art Association to assist in its production.  Dr. DelPlato has published articles in Eighteenth-Century Women and the Arts, Gender & Education, Afterimage, and Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She participated in an NEH-sponsored summer workshop on Victorian culture and society at Yale University and was an associate at the Five Colleges Women’s Studies Research Center in Fall 2001. Dr. DelPlato has taught at Loyola Marymount University and California State University at Long Beach. She was a research associate at the Getty Center for Art History and Humanities, and received grants from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and UCLA. . BA, magna cum laude, phi beta kappa, State University of New York at Buffalo; MA, PhD, University of California Los Angeles.  

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