The Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Phone: 646 312-4069
Location: VC 7-226
Karen Shelby (Ph.D. The City University of New York, The Graduate Center) is an Assistant Professor of Art History. She specializes in 19th c. European Art, early 20th c. European and American Art. She teaches courses in 19th c. art, 20th c. art, the art market, women and art, and Asian art.
Her current areas of interest focus on various issues regarding the First World War including German and Belgian Expressionism and depictions of the war; issues of nationalism with particular emphasis on Flanders, Belgium; issues of memory and memorialization; and the cultural politics regarding narratives of the war in various museums along the Western Front. She is also interested in visual culture and tourism and museum studies.