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Joan DelPlato

Faculty EMERITA In Art History

Professor Joan DelPlato


Ph.D. and M.A. in art history, UCLA
B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), art history, University of Buffalo

Dr. DelPlato 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. Her 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 recent articles have appeared in Material Culture, 1740–1920: Meanings and Pleasures of Collecting (Ashgate, 2009) and Harem Histories: Imagining Places, Living Spaces (Duke, 2010). 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. 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. (1987–2019)