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Vivien Green Fryd 

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

Vivien Green Fryd teaches American art from the colonial period to the present, American Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. She also teaches Berlin After 1871: City Planning, Monuments, and Memorials. 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, 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).