Lauren Tate

Visiting Assistant Professor
Art History
2015-present

Education
MA and PhD, Indiana University
BA, University of Cincinnati

Lauren TateProfessor Lauren Cordes Tate received her B.A. in Art History from the University of Cincinnati and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from Indiana University. She is a specialist in Art of the United States with a focus on nineteenth century representations of race and identity. Her recent project examines images of slaves, soldiers and settlers on the frontier, exploring how African Americans contributed to the formation of American nationalism, as well as the ways in which western opportunities helped to shape black identity at a critical point in African-American history. Tate has presented her research at the annual conferences of the College Art Association, the Midwest Art History Society, and the National Council for Black Studies along with other national and international venues.

Dr. Tate has taught classes on Nineteenth Century European and American Art, Race and Identity in American Culture, American Art from the Colonial to the Modern era, Surveys of Western Art History and Art Appreciation. Her pedagogical concerns focus on implementing active learning techniques in the large classroom and active learning in an online environment.

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