Art History


Lisa Victoria Ciresi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Art History
Department of Humanities and Fine Arts
Key Topics
Dr. Ciresi’s research involves the liturgical use and significance of reliquary shrines and the ritualization of their sacred spaces. Over the past decade, she has presented papers on related topics at international conferences at Princeton University, Vassar College, Western Michigan University and the University of Notre Dame. In addition, she has lectured or presented at distinguished universities throughout Germany. She can speak to the History of Western Art and the History of 20th Century Art.
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
                  Douglass College
                                    B.A. in Art History, 1989
                                    M.A., 1997
                                    Ph.D., 2003
Douglass College was affiliated with Rutgers University until 2007, when it was merged with other undergraduate liberal arts colleges at Rutgers-New Brunswick to form the School of Arts and Sciences. Prior to the merger, Douglass was the largest public women’s college in the United States.
Rutgers University
                  Teaching Assistant, 1989
                  Instructor of Expository Writing
                  Instructor of the Art History Survey at Rutgers
University of Hamburg, Germany, Department of Art History, post-doctoral fellowship, 2005
Instructor of Art History, 2006
                  Assistant Professor of Art History, 2007
Hazel Vera Dean Fellowship to the Rutgers University Graduate School, 1995
Selected as Fulbright Scholar, studied in Germany, 1999
Dissertation Fellowship at graduate school, 2000
Deans Award for Excellence in Research at graduate school, 2003
Post-doctoral fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Program to become a Research Associate in the Department of Art History at the University of Hamburg, 2005
Author of an award-winning grant proposal from the National Endowment for the Arts. Financial support from the endowment, when combined with additional support from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, made possible the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s 2011 Arts Festival.  

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