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Vivien Green Fryd 


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
American and Contemporary Art

Vivien Green Fryd teaches American art from the colonial period to the present, as well as courses in nineteenth-century European art, methods in art history, American Studies, and gender studies. She is the author of Art and Empire: The Politics of Ethnicity in the United States Capitol, 1815-1865 (Ohio University Press, 2001; reprint Yale University Press, 1992) and Art and the Crisis of Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper (University of Chicago Press, 2003). She is currently writing a book manuscript entitled, "Performing Sexual Trauma in Second-wave Feminist Art." She has published articles in The Art Bulletin, The American Art Journal, The Winterthur Portfolio, American Art, the National Women's Studies Association Journal, Common-place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life, Continuum, Traumatology, and other journals, and has essays in a number of edited books, including Critical Issues in Public Art: Content, Context, and Controversy, ed. Harriet F. Senie and Sally Webster (HarperCollins, 1992), Critical Issues in American Art, ed. Mary Ann Calo (Westivew Press, 1998), and Reading Country Music: Steel Guitars, Opry Stars, and Honky-Tonk Bars, ed;. Cecelia Tichi (Duke University Press, 1998). From 2008 to 2009, Prof. Fryd served as director of "Trauma Studies," a fellows' program at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.  (On leave 2012-2013.)