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Faculty Profile

Elizabeth Lee

Associate Professor of Art History (2006)

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on sabbatical 2022-23

Weiss Center for the Arts Room 225


Professor Lee teaches courses in modern, contemporary and American art as well as art theory, art historical methods, gender and sexuality in art and the visual culture of medicine. Her research has been published in American Art, Archives of American Art Journal and The Journal of American Culture, among other publications. Her book, The Medicine of Art: Disease and the Aesthetic Object in Gilded Age America, which examines the connections between art, health and illness in the late nineteenth century, was published by Bloomsbury Academic in early 2022.


  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1990
  • M.A., University of Minnesota, 1993
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2002