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Morgan Katherine Thomas

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 6489C Aronoff Center
Tel: 513-556-1519
Email: morgan.thomas@uc.edu

Professor Thomas’s teaching and research interests include modern and contemporary art, cinema and the moving image, aesthetics and art criticism, and exhibition histories. She completed a PhD in Art History at the University of Sydney and has worked as a translator, editor and critic. Her publications include contributions to Rothko (Tate), The Fall of the Studio: Artists at Work (Valiz), Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration, Convergence (University of Melbourne Publishing), and How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art (Power Publications/University of Washington Press). With Julian Pefanis, she edited and co-translated a collection of writings by philosopher Jean-François Lyotard, The Postmodern Explained (University of Minnesota Press). She serves on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal Reading Room: A Journal of Art and Culture. Current research includes a project examining modes of translation between painting and cinema.

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2003 (Art History).
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 1991 (Fine Arts).

Research Information

Research Interests

modern and contemporary international art aesthetics and visual media art criticism modernism

Research Support

  • University of Canterbury College of Arts Internal Research Grant. (NZD4500), 2009 to 2010.
  • School of Humanities Contestable Research Funding. (NZD3900), 2009 to 2010.
  • University of Canterbury College of Arts Internal Research Grant. (NZD5400), 2008 to 2009.
  • School of Humanities Contestable Research Funding. (NZD11000), 2008 to 2009.
  • University of Canterbury College of Arts Internal Research Grant. (NZD7800), 2007 to 2008.
  • University of Canterbury College of Arts Internal Research Grant. (NZD6000), 2006 to 2007.
  • University of Queensland Faculty of Arts research grant. (AUD9600), 2002 to 2003.
  • "Interdisciplinary curricular and teaching initiatives — Exhibition studies" , Faculty Development Grant, University of Cincinnati. 2013.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2011 to Present, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2010 to 2011, Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art History, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
  • 1999 to 2004, Associate Lecturer, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia .
  • 1995 to 1996, Research assistant , University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • 1991 to 1992, Editor and translator, University of Sydney , Sydney, Australia.

Additional Information

Image: Photo: Still from Van Gogh (b & w, dir. Alain Resnais, 1948).