Biography: Catherine Caesar

Catherine Caesar, Assistant Professor of Art History

Catherine Caesar, Ph.D., has worked with the University of Dallas for more than a decade, leading classes and seminars on topics that include Recent Art: 1980 - present, Nineteenth Century Art, American Art, the Theory of the Avant-Garde and Robert Smithson;s aerial art.Catherine Caesar

Caesar serves on the University's undergraduate and graduate studio art committees and, in recent years, as director of the Art Department's Digital Resources Center.

Completing her doctorate from Emory University in 2005, Caesar specializes in Contemporary and American art. Her publications focus on themes related to women in the arts, such as her pieces on the art critic Lucy Lippard's notion of women's conceptualism. In 2008, Caesar curated an exhibition of early video work at the University of Dallas's Haggerty Gallery, and a published, expanded version of the catalog essay is forthcoming.

In recent years, Caesar has focused on the art of the1960s and '70s with particular emphasis on exploring feminist and conceptual currents in the art of Martha Rosler, Adrian Piper and Eleanor Antin. As well, Caesar is working with researching "aerial art" as it relates to Robert Smithson's 1966 project for the Dallas Fort Worth Regional Airport.


Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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Transfer Students (Re)discover Home at UD

Once friends at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, Stephanie Lobo, BA ’18, and Rebecca Luna, BA ’19, can both remember the moments they set their horizons on transferring to the University of Dallas. Though their paths diverged briefly following high school, their friendship is now reunited on our university’s Irving campus.

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