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About Allison Leigh
Allison Leigh is an Assistant Professor of Art History and the SLEMCO/LEQSF Regents Endowed Professor in Art & Architecture at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is a specialist in European and Russian art of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries and her first book, Picturing Russia’s Men: Masculinity and Modernity in 19th-Century Painting, is currently available from Bloomsbury Visual Arts.
Dr. Leigh received a B.A. in Art History from American University in Washington D.C. and completed a Ph.D. in Art History at Rutgers University, where she also served as a Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Russian and Soviet Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum.
She has curated several exhibitions and published on topics ranging from the hybrid nature of 18th-century Russian portraiture to the prescriptions for male behavior in the 1840s and the role of social media in contemporary art history classrooms.
Her primary research interests include the development of new art historical methodologies, masculinity studies, the history and historiography of modernism, and the philosophy of art and aesthetics in the modern era. A recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, she formerly taught in the Department of Art History at Rutgers University and as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City.
Allison Leigh is an Assistant Professor of Art History and the SLEMCO/LEQSF Regents Endowed Professor in Art & Architecture at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
NBN Episodes hosted by Allison:
August 21, 2020
Redefining the Immigrant South
Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston During the Cold War
In Redefining the Immigrant South: Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston During the Cold War (University of North Carolina Press), Uzma Quraishi (Sam Houston State University) follows the Cold War-era journeys of South Asian international students from U.S. Information Service reading rooms in India and Pakistan, to the halls of the University of Houston, to the suburban subdivisions of Alief and Sugar Land. This student migration between 1960 and 198 …
July 7, 2020
Michelangelo’s Inner Anatomies
In Michelangelo’s Inner Anatomies (Penn State University Press), Christian Kleinbub challenges the notion that Michelangelo, renowned for his magnificent portrayals of the human body, was merely concerned with “superficial” anatomy—that …