Dr. Margaret Dikovitskaya

Dr. Margaret Dikovitskaya

                             Education

Ph. D., Columbia University, New York, USA, 2001 Dissertation: “From Art History to Visual Culture: The Study of the Visual after the Cultural Turn,” 2 volumes (advisor: Keith P. Moxey)

M. Phil., GSAS, Columbia University, New York, USA, 2000

M. Ed., Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA, 1999

J. Paul Getty Summer Institute in Art History and Visual Studies, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA, 1999

Certificate, Postgraduate Program in History and Philosophy of Art and Architecture, Central European University, Prague, Czech Republic, 1993

B. A. / M.A. Summa cum Laude, Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1991; Thesis with honors: “The Sculpture of Alexander Archipenko, 1887-1964”

                             Research Positions and Scholarships

2011-2013
Prestige Visiting Research Fellowship, University of Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa (awarded) 2012
Visiting Research Scholarship, The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, USA 2006-2007
Senior Research Fellowship, Collegium Budapest/The Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest, Hungary, EU 2005
Visiting Research Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2004-2005
John W. Kluge Scholarship, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA 2003-2004
Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2002
Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, Graduate Department of History of Art, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

                             Employment

Online Faculty, Corpus Christi, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2020-

Online Faculty, Fine Arts, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, 2018-

Director of Independent Study, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Portland, ME, 2017-

Consultant and Advisory Board Member, MoRA, Jersey City, NJ, 2008-2016

Visiting Landsdowne Chair, Department of History in Art, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, 2006-2007

Professor and Director, Summer Institute on Art History and Visual Culture, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, EU, 2000-2003

Assistant Archivist, Special Collections Department, Milbank Memorial Library, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1997-2002

Teaching Assistant, Department of International and Transcultural Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1998-2001

Consultant, International Programs Office, Education Development Center, New York, NY, 1997-1999

Consultant, Gregory Gallery at Fuller Building, New York, NY, 1996-1998

Associate Producer, WMNB American Broadcasting Company, Fort Lee, NJ, 1995-1996

Assistant Professor, Art History, Mukhina Art and Design Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1991-1994

                             Teaching and Research Interests

Art History I and Art History II

Western Art and Architecture, 200-1600 A.D.

Twentieth-Century Art and Architecture

History of Photography

                             Summer Institutes

Academic director and faculty member, “Visual Studies Today,” July 2003. Central European University, Open Society Foundation, Budapest, Hungary, EU. Faculty: Mark A. Cheetham, Whitney Davis, Margaret Dikovitskaya, Brian Goldfarb, Dusan Pajin, Ruth Phillips

Academic director and faculty member, “From Art History to Visual Culture: Studying the Visual after the Cultural Turn,” July 2002. Central European University, Open Society Foundation, Budapest, Hungary. Faculty: Edit Andras, Margaret Dikovitskaya, Steven Mansbach, Kobena Mercer, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Piotr Piotrowski, Hilary Robinson

Academic director and faculty member, “History and Theory of Art after the Cultural Turn,” July 2001. Central European University, Open Society Foundation, Budapest, Hungary. Faculty: Ernst van Alphen, Mieke Bal, Margaret Dikovitskaya, Stephen Melville (for Michael Ann Holly and Keith P. Moxey), Maria Oriskova

Participant, “Art History and Visual Studies," 1999. University of Rochester and J. Paul Getty Foundation, Rochester, NY, USA. Faculty: Michael Ann Holly, Stephen Melville, Keith P. Moxey, Dominick La Capra, Kaja Silverman, David Freedberg, Yve Alain Bois, Norman Bryson, Janet Wolff, Douglas Crimp, Mieke Bal, Gerardo Mosquera

                             Other Fellowships, Honors and Awards

1998-2001 P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship, New York, NY 1999 J. Paul Getty Foundation Scholarship, Rochester, NY 1997-2001 JFEW Award, New York, NY 1994-1995 IREX Research Grant, New York, NY 1993-1994 Open Society Institute Research Grant, St.Petersburg, Russia 1993 Central European University Foundation Scholarship, Prague, Czech R Republic
1992 Smithsonian Institution Short-Term Research Grant, Washington, DC 1991 Summa cum Laude, Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, St.Petersburg, Russia

                             Assessments and Evaluations

Chair, International Art Festival competitions. New York, USA, 2012-2016

Evaluation of the Open Society Institute Higher Education Support Program’s Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching (ReSET), European Humanities University. Vilnius, Lithuania, EU

Evaluation of Summer University proposals, Central European University. Budapest, Hungary, EU

Assessment, Visual Studies Initiative, Duke University. Durham, North Carolina, USA

External Examiner, MIT Press manuscripts, MIT Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Evaluation of the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program, Open Society Institute. New York, USA

                       Select International Symposia, Guest Lectures, and Seminars

Annual Lecture, “Nonconformist Diaspora: Unofficial Soviet Art in the United States,” Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. 7 March 2014

Annual Lecture, “Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, The Photographer to the People,” Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. 27 December 2012

Speaker, Fellow’s Seminars. Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, USA. 30 April 2012 and 25 May 2012

Invited Keynote Lecturer, “Visual Culture Studies: Ten Years After,” Visual Studies: Questioning the Field/ Etudes visuelles: un champ en questions. English and American Studies Research Center/ Laboratoire de recherches sur les cultures anglophones, University Paris-Diderot (Paris 7), Paris, France. 21 October 2011

Invited Speaker, “Of Subjects and Objects of Visual Culture.” Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. 30 June 2008

Invited Speaker, Visual Studies Initiative. Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. 16 October 2007

Speaker, Fellow’s Seminar. Collegium Budapest/The Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest, Hungary, EU. 28 June 2007

Speaker, “An Orientalist Debate in Russian Visual Culture,” Work-in-Progress Seminar. Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 2 November 2005

Invited Speaker, “Arguing with the Images.” New Horizons in Central Eurasian Studies Workshop, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. 10 July 2005

Invited Speaker, “Visual Culture and Colonial Attitudes: Central Asia in Early Photographs.” The 2005 Summer Symposium on Regional and Transregional Dynamism in Central Eurasia: Empires, Islam, and Politics, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. 8 July 2005

Panelist, “Russian Imperial Attitudes: Analysis of Photographs from the Library of Congress Prokudin-Gorskii Collection.” Association for the Study of Nationalities World Convention on Understanding Nationalism: Identity, Empire, Conflict, Columbia University, New York, USA. 16 April 2005

John W. Kluge Lecture, “Prokudin-Gorskii Photographs of Imperial Russia, 1909-1915.” The Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA. 31 March 2005

Organizer and Chair, two sessions on “Visual Culture Studies: Theoretical Frameworks and Pedagogy.” Fourth International Conference on Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Tampere, Finland, EU. 1 July 2002

Panelist, “Colonial Education Policy in Latvia and Estonia.” Comparative and International Education Society Conference on Equality of Educational Opportunity at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century, Columbia University, New York, USA. 5 February 2000

Panelist, “The New York Art Party ‘Pravda’: A Reflection on Russian Artist’s Experience Today,” Eighty-Fifth Annual College Art Association Conference, New York, USA. 14 February 1997

Panelist, “Sculpture of Alexander Archipenko, 1909-1925.” Dobroklonskiy Readings Annual Conference, Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, St.Petersburg, Russia. 19 April 1994

                             PUBLICATIONS
                             BOOKS

"Arguing with the Photographs: Russian Imperial Attitudes and Colonial Photography in Central Asia," forthcoming

"Visual Culture: The Study of the Visual after the Cultural Turn" Paideia, 2019 (in Chinese) Cambridge, Mass. & London: The MIT Press, 2005 (hard cover) and 2006 (paperback)

"From Art History to Visual Culture: The Study of the Visual after the Cultural Turn." Ph.D. Dissertation, Columbia University, New York, 2001. Saarbrücken, Germany, EU: Akademiker Verlag, 2008

                              Book Editing and Translation

Pensler, Alan and Ginsberg, Mimi. Abraham Manievich. Manchester, VT: Hudson Hills Press, 2012

                              Book Chapters and Essays

“In the Beginning was the Image: Arguing Race with Colonial Photography in Russian Turkestan” in Marsha Morton and Barbara Larson (Eds.), Constructing Race on the Borders of Europe: Ethnography, Anthropology, and Visual Culture, c. 1850-1930. Bloomsbury Press, 2020

“On Collecting and Exhibiting Art of Tajikistan,” MoRA Catalog, January 2017

“Visual Studies” in Michael Kelly (Ed.), Oxford Encyclopaedia of Aesthetics, Second Edition, Vol. 6, pp. 244-247. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2014

“Visual Culture Studies: Ten Years After” in Francois Brunet (Ed.), Visual Studies: Questioning the Field/Etudes visuelles: un champ en questions. Paris: University of Paris Press, 2013

“Major Theoretical Frameworks in Visual Culture” in Ian Heywood and Barry Sandywell (Eds.), The Handbook of Visual Culture, pp. 68-89. London & New York: Berg, 2012

“Theory and Pedagogy of Visual Culture: Interviews with W.J.T. Mitchell, David N. Rodowick, Michael Ann Holly, Martin Jay, Thomas Gunning, Anne Friedberg, and Nicholas Mirzoeff,” Apertúra, 2013, http://uj.apertura.hu/author/margaret-dikovitskaya

“Central Asia in Early Photographs: Russian Colonial Attitudes and Visual Culture” in Tomohiko Uyama (Ed.), Empire, Islam, and Politics in Central Eurasia, pp. 99-133. Slavic Eurasian Studies Series, no. 14. Sapporo, Japan: Hokkaido University Press, 2007. Electronic version: http://src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/coe21/publish/no14_ses/04_dikovitskaya.pdf

“Of Objects and Subjects of Visual Culture Studies,” ARS, 2007, Vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 103-112, with a summary in Slovakian

“Russian Imperial Colonial Attitudes: Analysis of Photographs from the Library of Congress Prokudin- Gorskii Collection,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference Person-Color-Nature-Music, pp. 20-27. Daugavpils, Latvia: Saule, 2005

“Mellem Kunsthistorie og Cultural Studies,” Passepartout: Skrifter for Kunsthistorie, December 2004, Vol. 12, no. 24, pp. 7-16, in Danish

“An Interview with W. J. T. Mitchell,” W. J. T. Mitchell Web Home Page, University of Chicago, 2003. http://humanities.uchicago.edu/faculty/mitchell/Dikovitskaya_interviews_Mitchell.pdf

“Counter-Volume in Sculpture and Art History Approaches” in Augustin Ioan (Ed.), Lost in Space: Contemporary Perspectives on the Question of Space, pp. 532-540. Bucharest, Romania: New European College, 2003

“Theoretical Frameworks of Visual Studies,” Proceedings of the Third International Conference Person-Color-Nature-Music, part 2, pp. 9-13. Daugavpils, Latvia: Saule, 2003

“A Look at Visual Culture,” Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, March-April 2002, Vol. 29, no. 5, p. 4

“Does Russia Qualify for Postcolonial Discourse?” Ab Imperio, 2002, Vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 551-557

“Russia and Postcolonialism: M. Dikovitskaya Responds to Katja Dyogot,” Art Margins, “Main View”, 30 January 2002, http://artmargins.com/index.php/featured-articles-sp-829273831/324-a-response-to-ekaterina-dyogots-article-does-russia-qualify-for-postcolonial-discourse

"Soviet Ukrainian Education for Citizenship: Children’s Art and Life in the 1930s." Exhibition Essay and Catalog. New York: Teachers College, Columbia University, 1999

“The New York Art Party ‘Pravda’: A Reflection on Russian Artist’s Experience Today,” Abstracts of the Eighty-Fifth Annual College Art Association Conference, p. 332. New York: CAA, 1997

“Mihail Chemiakin: The Making of an Artist,” Exu: Atlantic Journal of Crossroads, Wellesley College of Art, Summer 1997, Vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 79-83

“’Heads’” by Zhanna Brovina,” Silentium: Transactions of the Second International Philosophical and Culturological Conference, pp. 251-256. St.Petersburg, Russia, 1996

“Sculpture of Alexander Archipenko, 1909-1925,” Issues of Development of Foreign Art: Transactions of Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, pp. 58-61. St.Petersburg, Russia, 1995

“On the Development of One Sculptural Theme,” Numbers: Contemporary Artists on Light, Space and Time in Art, pp. 28-31. New York, Paris, Jerusalem & St.Petersburg, 1994

“Sculpture and Cubism,” Art Education and Problems of the History of Art, pp. 14-16. Magnitogorsk, Russia, 1993

“Space of Sculpture of the Twentieth Century,” Silentium: Transactions of the First International Philosophical and Culturological Conference, pp. 299-306. St. Petersburg, Russia, 1992

                              Reviews, Exhibition Essays and Press Releases

“’Painting is My Life’: On the Artist Gunther Gumpert,” Gregory Gallery, New York, April 2018

“Maltese Painter Alexander Telin,” Malta, October 2017

“Which Beauty Will Save the World? On Artist Rudik Petrosyan,” Art Bodega, New York, Winter 2015, pp. 48-51

“On the Exhibition of Mark Chagall at the Jewish Museum,” Russian Reporter, New York, 19-25 April 1996, no. 2, p. 20

“The Norton T. Dodge Collection of the Soviet Avant-Garde Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ),” New York Seasons, New York, March 1996, Vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 58-59

“The New York Art Show,” New Russian Daily, New York, 29 February 1996, Vol. LXXXVII, no. 30.137, p. 2

“Faberge in America,” New York Seasons, New York, March 1996, Vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 44 & February 1996, Vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 40-41

“’I Like Garbage’: About the Designer Ivan Chermayeff,” World, Philadelphia, 23-29 February 1996, no. 571, p. 13

“About Everlasting Plots and the Two Broadway Shows,” New York Seasons, New York, February 1996, Vol. 2, no. 2, p. 17

“To the Exhibition of Amber at the Museum of Natural History,” New York Seasons, New York, February 1996, Vol. 2, no. 2, p. 44

“The Painter Yuri Ivanov,” World, Philadelphia, 5-11 January 1996, no. 564, p. 16

“Alexander Archipenko,” New York Seasons, New York, January 1996, Vol. 2, no. 1, p. 42

“Vladimir Kandelaki,” World, Philadelphia, 10-16 November 1995, no. 556, p. 13

“The Museum of the City of Moscow,” Decorative Art, Moscow, 1990, no. 3, p. 37

                              Television (MNN & WMNB): Producer & Reporter

“’Painting is My Life’: An Exhibition of Artworks by Gunther Gumpert at the Gregory Gallery, New York, April 1-30, 2018,” April 2018. https://youtu.be/XAfhkKKhDzM

“Painter Rudik Petrosyan,” The Margo Show, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), Lifestyle Channel, New York, 12 March 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ykkGsOPWc

“Faberge in America: A Temporary Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” WMNB, New York, 1996

“A Report from the Opening Ceremony of the Permanent Exposition of the Norton T. Dodge Collection of the Soviet Avant-Garde Art ‘From GULAG to Glasnost’ at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ,” WMNB, New York, 1996

“To the Exhibition ‘Marc Chagall, Years 1907-1917’ at the Jewish Museum,” WMNB, New York, 1996

“Mihail Chemiakin’s ‘Angels of Death’ at the Mimi Firzt Gallery in SoHo,” WMNB, New York, 1996

“The William Doyle Galleries, a New York Auction House,” WMNB, New York, 1996

“The Elena Keller Personal Exhibition at the Gregory Gallery,” WMNB, New York, 1996

“The Arsenal Art Show,” WMNB, New York, 1996

“An Interview with Vladimir Kandelaki at the Opening Reception of His Personal Exhibition at the United Nations,” WMNB, New York, 1995

“The George Ryabov Collection of Russian Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ,” WMNB, New York, 1995

                              University Exhibitions Curated

"Photography Exhibition Featuring the Work of Art History Major Students." University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada, 2006

"Soviet Ukrainian Education for Citizenship: Children’s Art and Life in the 1930s." Milbank Memorial Library, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA, 1999-2000