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Kristine Stiles, France Family Distinguished Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies

Kristine Stiles
Office Location:  A251 Smith Whse Bay 10, Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-2467
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Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • Vms 327s.01, Theories visual/media studies Synopsis
    Nasher 119, Th 10:15 AM-12:45 PM
  • Vms 557s.01, Trauma in art, lit., film & vc Synopsis
    Nasher 119, M 10:15 AM-12:45 PM
    (also cross-listed as ARTHIST 557S.01)

  • Ph.D. University of California - Berkeley 1987
  • M.A. University of California - Berkeley 1976
  • B.A. San Jose State University 1970


Contemporary Art (1945 - Present)
Modern Art
Visual Studies/Visual Culture
Art History
Performance Studies
Theory & Criticism
Documentary Photography
Cultural Studies
Animal Studies
Trauma Studies
20th Century Art
Social Art Practice & Participatory Art
Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)
  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3.  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)
  4.  “Cloud with its Shadow: Marina Abramovic” in Marina Abramovic.  Phaidon, 2008.
  5. Stiles, K. "Burden of Light." Chris Burden  (2007).
  6. Stiles, K. "Teaching a Dead Hand to Draw, Kim Jones, War and Art." Kim Jones: A Retrospective  (2007).
  7. Stiles, K. "Conversation with William Pope.L." The Voice of Images  (2012): 181-193.
  8. Stiles, K. "Uncorrupted Joy: International Art Actions." Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979 Paul Schimmel Edition (1998): 226-238. [pdf]
  9. Stiles, K. "Metzger's Fierce, Poignant, and Prescient Manifestos." Rett Kopi: Documents the Future  (2006): 157-166.
  10. Stiles, K. "Performance." Critical Terms for Art History 2nd Edition (2003): 75-97.

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