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Renowned for her revisionist publications on art and gender in the early modern Low Countries, Andrea Pearson is pursuing several projects aimed to rewrite the art-historical record on social marginalization, especially in the areas of same-sex desire and physical disability. These works deepen current understanding of variety in visual response, in different ways and contexts.

Institutional Affiliations, Publications, and Service

Dr. Pearson is an associate professor of art history at American University in Washington, DC. Her book, Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devotional Art, 1350-1530: Experience, Authority, Resistance (Ashgate, 2005), was awarded Honorable Mention for Best First Book by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship in 2008 and was supported by an affiliation with the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland. Her anthology, Women and Portraits in Early Modern Europe, was published by Ashgate in 2008. Her articles have appeared in Art History, Gesta, Renaissance Quarterly, the Sixteenth Century Journal, and Woman’s Art Journal, and in several anthologies. She is active in the area of national service as the liaison for the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women to the College Art Association and as a member of the Council for the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. She has served on the Faculty Senate and the General Education Program Committee at American University.

Previously Dr. Pearson held a full professorship at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where in 2001 she received the annual award for distinguished teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Contact: pearson@american.edu

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Art History Program, American University: http://www.american.edu/cas/art-history/index.cfm