Parsons

  • Jeffrey Lieber

    Assistant Professor of Visual Culture

    Profile:

    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. 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 first book, Flintstone Modernism, or The Crisis in Postwar American Culture, an exploration of 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, will be published by The MIT Press in 2018. His second book, On Crawford: Interpreting an Icon, will be published by Oxford Univeristy Press in 2019. Combining star reverie, film analysis, cultural critique, and memoir, it is an idiosyncratic investigation into the deep pleasures of "movie love" and his life-long obsession with actresses, notably Joan Crawford. He 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

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