• Jeffrey Lieber

    Assistant Professor of Visual Culture

    Assistant Professor of Visual Culture


    Jeffrey Lieber studied art history at Vassar College and received his Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His work brings together interests, methods, and themes from art history, architectural history, film, literature, and philosophy to address issues of representation and questions related to ideology and aesthetics mainly in modern and contemporary European and American culture. In 2015-2016, he held a full-year appointment as a visiting professor in Harvard's Department of History of Art and Architecture and curated a 10-film series at the Harvard Film Archive. His current projects include a book on the conflicted legacy of modern architecture in America, especially its relationship to changing democratic ideals and transformations in mass culture in the 1950s and 1960s. Another area of great interest is the history of pastoral modes of representation, from Dutch landscape paintings to the Hudson River School to contemporary Chinese cinema. His articles and essays have appeared in journals such as Design and Culture and Harvard Design Magazine. He previously taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has received fellowships for his work from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Study Abroad Italy, The A.W. Mellon Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture. 

    Research Interests:

    art history, architectural history, film, literature, philosophy