Cindy Persinger

Adjunct Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

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Ph.D., Art History with a certification in Cultural Studeis, University of Pittsburgh
M.A., Art History, University of Pittsburgh
M.A., French Translation, Kent State University
B.A., French, Kent State University
Biography & Research

Cindy Persinger's research focuses on the development of the discipline of Art History in the United States and its relationship to the political events of the 20th century. Her research interests are in historiography, modernism, social justice, gender, and race. Further, she is interested in resolving what she sees as a commonly held division between teaching, research, and service through her work in Socially Engaged Art History. She is currently co-editing a book on this topic entitled Socially Engaged Art History and Beyond: Alternative Approaches to the Theory and Practice of Art History.

In addition to being an adjunct professor in Art History at Duquesne, she is also an associate professor of Art History at California University of Pennsylvania. She has also taught at the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University. 

Selected Publications

"Schapiro, Meyer (1904-1996)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism: Taylor and Francis, 2016.

Co-author. "Wittgenstein at Cultural Criticism: Clement Greenberg as Wittgensteinian Critic." In Aesthetics Today: Contemporary Approaches to the Aesthetics of Nature and Art, 78-80. Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria: Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 2016. 

"Reconsidering Meyer Schapiro and the New Vienna School." Journal of Art Historiography 3 (2010).