Ph.D., Harvard University
Areas of Focus
Modern and contemporary art
Lisa Saltzman is a Professor of History of Art and the Emily Rauh Pulitzer ’55 Chair in Modern and Contemporary Art at Bryn Mawr College. A specialist in postwar and contemporary art, as well as the history and theory of photography, her work is animated by questions of history, memory and the ethics of representation.
Saltzman is the author of Anselm Kiefer and Art after Auschwitz; Making Memory Matter: Strategies of Remembrance in Contemporary Art; Daguerreotypes: Fugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects; and the co-editor, with Eric Rosenberg, of the volume Trauma and Visuality in Modernity. Her work has been widely anthologized and translated into French, Spanish, German, Polish and Hungarian. Educated at Princeton and Harvard, she has been awarded fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, the Clark Art Institute and the Guggenheim Foundation.