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Faculty: Kristine Stiles  

Kristine Stiles
Title: France Family Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies and Professor of Literature and affiliated faculty/German Studies; affiliated faculty/Women's Studies; secondary faculty /Theater Studies
Office Location: 107A East Duke Building
Office Phone: (919) 684-2467, (919) 684-2224
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  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1987
  • M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1976
  • B.A., San Jose State University, 1970

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Kristine Stiles received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Her main field of research is contemporary art with a focus on performance art and other interdisciplinary experimental art practices. Her research is especially concerned with the representations of violence, trauma, and destruction internationally. She is the recipient of Duke University's Richard K. Lublin Distinguished Award for Teaching (1994), the Fulbright (1995), and the Solomon R. Guggenheim (2000), among others fellowships. Honorary Doctorate of Arts, Darlington College of Arts & The University of Plymouth, England (2005)

Representative Publications   (More Publications)


  • Stiles, K; Selz, P. Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings.  University of California Press, 2012 . (2nd, revised, expanded edition edited by Kristine Stiles)
  • Stiles, K. Correspondence Course, An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and Her Circle.  Duke University Press, 2010 . (With an Introduction and extensive annotations by Kristine Stiles)
  •  States of Mind: Dan & Lia Perjovschi.  Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; distributed by Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 2007 . (With contributions by Andrei Codrescu, Marius Babius and Ruxana Marcoci)
  •  “Cloud with its Shadow: Marina Abramovic” in Marina Abramovic.  Phaidon, 2008 .
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