Lauren Kroiz is Associate Professor in the History of Art Department at University of California, Berkeley. Her research and teaching focus on art and modernism in the United States during the twentieth century. She is a Faculty Curator of photography, paintings, and works of art on paper at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, as well as affiliate faculty in the American Studies Program and the Center for Race and Gender. She has taught a range of topics in the history of American art, photography, material culture, and modernism, including courses on avant-gardism, race and representation, thing theory, technologies of imaging, meanings of medium, and globalization.
Before moving to Berkeley in 2013, Kroiz was an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a postdoctoral fellow at the Phillips Collection’s Center for the Study of Modern Art, and a visiting professor at Bowdoin College.