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Catherine Zuromskis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art History

Catherine Zuromskis is Associate Professor of Art History at UNM with a focus on photography, contemporary art, and twentieth-century American visual culture. She received her Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester in 2006. She also has an M.A. from the University of Rochester, as well as an M.A. in Art History and Criticism from State University of New York at Stony Brook. In addition to her academic experience, she has worked at PaceWildenstein Gallery in New York and at the ICA in Boston.

Catherine is the author of Snapshot Photography: The Lives of Images (MIT Press, 2013), a finalist for the College Art Association’s 2015 Charles Rufus Morey Book Prize. She is also the author and editor of The Factory (La Fabrica, 2012), the catalog for the exhibition From the Factory to the World: Photography and the Warhol Community, which she curated for PhotoEspaña 2012. Her writings on photography, film, and visual culture have appeared Art Journal, American Quarterly, The Velvet Light Trap, Photography & Culture, Criticism, Postmodern Culture and the anthologies Photography: Theoretical Snapshots (Routledge: 2009) and Oil Culture (Minnesota, 2014). She is also currently at work on a new project on crime scene photography, feeling, and the rise of neoliberalism in US culture.

Her teaching interests center on histories and theories of photography and her course offerings in this area include Nineteenth-Century Photography, Twentieth-Century Photography, Contemporary Photography, and Photography in Theory. She has also taught courses on Public Art in Twentieth-Century America, Photography and Celebrity Culture, Visual Culture, The Snapshot Aesthetic, and Contemporary Art and New Media.