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Vivien Green Fryd 

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

Vivien Green Fryd 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, and Against Our Will: Sexual Trauma in American Art Since 1970 (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019). She is currently writing a book manuscript entitled "Writing Trauma: Henry Ries' Photographs of Berlin, 1937-2004."  She has published articles in The Art Bulletin, The American Art JournalThe Winterthur PortfolioAmerican Art, the National Women's Studies Association JournalCommon-place: The Interactive Journal of Early American LifeContinuum, 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, She was the Terra Visiting Professor at the John F. Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Freie Universität, Berlin, fall 2012. She was awarded a Getty Foundation Grantfor an exhibition, The Woman’s Building in Los Angeles, resulting in an exhibition catalogue; used the Spence and Rebecca Webb Wilson Fellowship to serve as the Director of the “Trauma Studies” program at The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University (2009-2010); and served as a Juror for Smithsonian’s Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art (2010-2012). She is the Smithsonian Journeys Expert for Tours: “A Seine River Cruise,” September 27-October 5, 2021; “Holiday Markets,” December 11-21. 2022; “A River Cruise of Provence,” May 3-11, 2023.