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Associate Professor of Art History
Nadja Rottner
3044 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
Monday and Wednesdays 11:00am -12:00pm

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Biography and Education

Nadja Rottner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters. Dr. Rottner’s undergraduate work was completed at the Karl-Franzens Universität in Graz, Austria, where she also received an M.A. degree in Art History. She has a Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York City. Prior to joining the University of Michigan-Dearborn, she taught at Columbia University, Barnard College, Hunter University, and the New School for Social Research in New York City, as well as at the California College of the Arts in Oakland/San Francisco.


Ph.D. Columbia University; M.A. Karl Franzens-Universität

Teaching and Research

Selected Publications

Professor Rottner has published in a number of refereed journals including Oxford Art Journal, Modern Drama, Art Journal, Konsthistorisk Tidskrift: Journal of Art History, Artforum International. Dr. Rottner has also edited books on Ruth Vollmer, 1961-1978: Thinking the Line (Hatje Cantz, 2006) and Gego, 1957-1988: Thinking the Line (Hatje Cantz, 2006). More recently, she edited Claes Oldenburg, An October Files book (The MIT Press, 2012). In 2015, she published Cardiovista: Detroit Street Photography, University of Michigan-Dearborn. She is currently at work on a scholarly monograph on the intermedia performances, poetry, and sculptures of Claes Oldenburg between 1956 and 1965.


Dr. Rottner’s research interests are American art after 1945; with a special emphasis on the intersections between the visual arts, performance, music, and film; Latin American art after 1945; legacies of abstraction; legacies of collage and assemblage; participatory and collaborative practices; art and technology.


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