Phoebe Wolfskill

Phoebe Wolfskill

Associate Professor, African American and African Diaspora Studies

Associate Professor, American Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2006
  • M.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2001
  • B.A., Emory University, 1997

Publications

Books
  • Archibald Motley, Jr. and Racial Reinvention: The Old Negro in New Negro Art, University of Illinois Press, September 2017
  • Beholding Christ and Christianity in African-American Art, edited by James Romaine and Phoebe Wolfskill (anthology manuscript), Pennsylvania State Press, September 2017
Forthcoming
  • “‘Comedy, Pathos, Delight, and Horror:’ Joyce J. Scott and the Racial Body” Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts 39.4, 2017
  • “ ‘Comedy, Pathos, Delight, and Horror:’ Joyce J. Scott and the Racial Body” (submitted article)
  • Book review: Eugenie Tsai, ed., Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, exhibition catalogue. New York: Prestel, 2015. Reviewed for caa.reviews, fall 2015
  • Book review: Natalie A. Mault, ed. The Visual Blues, exhibition catalogue. Baton Rouge, LA: LSU Museum of Art, 2014. Reviewed for caa.reviews, fall 2015
  • Book review: Lisa Farrington, African American Art: A Visual and Cultural History (Oxford University Press, 2016), caa.reviews
Selected publications
  • “Love and Theft in the Art of Emma Amos,” Archives of American Art Journal 55, no. 2 (Fall 2016): 46-65
  • “Caricature and the New Negro in the Work of Archibald Motley, Jr. and Palmer Hayden” Art Bulletin 91, no. 3 (September 2009): 343-365.
  • “’You Must be Able to Laugh at Yourself:’ Reading Racial Caricature in the Work of Archibald Motley, Jr. and his Successors” in Dana Williams, ed., Black Humor, Irony,and Satire: Ishmael Reed, Satirically Speaking. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007, chapter 7.
  • Book review: Represent: 200 Years of African American Art in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Yale University Press, 2014, caa.reviews, February 2017
  • Book review: Eugenie Tsai, ed., Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, exhibition catalogue. New York: Prestel, 2015, caa.reviews, April 2016.
  • Book review: Natalie A. Mault, ed. The Visual Blues, exhibition catalogue. Baton Rouge, LA: LSU Museum of Art, 2014, caa.reviews, September 2015.
  • Exhibition review: “In Review: Ashe to Amen” SEEN Journal XIV, no. 1 (2014): 25.
  • Book review: Patricia Hills, Painting Harlem Modern: The Art of Jacob Lawrence. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010, Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA), spring 2011
  • Entries on Alison Saar, Joyce Scott, Florian Jenkins, and Jacob Lawrence in Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum. Exhibition catalogue. Hanover, NH: Hood Museum, 2009. Alison Saar entry reproduced in In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth. Hanover, NH: Hood Museum, 2014.
  • Entries on Judy Chicago, George Grosz, Gabrielle Münter, David Park, Mark Rothko and Yves Tanguy in Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, Selected Works. Urbana, Ill.: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, 2008.
  • Curated exhibition and authored catalogue: Jamming with the Man: Allen Stringfellow, A Retrospective. Exhibition catalogue. Urbana, Ill.: Krannert Art Museum, 2004.

Honors and awards

  • Grant-in-Aid, Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington, November 2015-December 2016
  • New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Exploratory Travel Fellowship, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, 2014-2015.
  • Publication Grant, Society for the Preservation of American Modernists, 2009
  • Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2006-2008
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate College, University of Illinois, 2005-2006

Courses recently taught

  • African American Art
  • Visual Arts of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Race and Representation in American Art
  • Africa in African American Art (graduate seminar)
  • Visual Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies (graduate seminar)
  • Photography of and by the African Diaspora
  • African American Women Artists
  • Art of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Themester Course: Labor, Race, and Ethnicity in Early Twentieth-Century American Art
  • Art of the Great Depression
  • History of Photography
  • Social History of North American Art
  • Nationalism in American Art