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.
 
 
Education
 
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
 
                  Douglass College
 
                                    B.A. in Art History, 1989
 
                  Rutgers
 
                                    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.
 
 
Experience
 
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
 
 
 
USCB
 
Instructor of Art History, 2006
 
                  Assistant Professor of Art History, 2007
 
 
Awards/Honors
 
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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