Lisa Gail Collins

Professor of Art on the Sarah Gibson Blanding Chair

Lisa Gail Collins is a professor in Art History, Africana Studies, and American Studies at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. She received her BA in Art History from Dartmouth College and her PhD in American Studies—with graduate minors in Studies in Africa and the African Diaspora and Feminist Studies—from the University of Minnesota. A member of the Vassar faculty since 1998, she teaches interdisciplinary courses in American art, social, and cultural history with an emphasis on African American lives; art and social change; creativity and everyday life; feminist thought and activism; and social and cultural movements in the United States.

BA, Dartmouth College; PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
At Vassar since 1998


Taylor Hall
Box 134

Research and Academic Interests

Interdisciplinary American art, social, and cultural history
Interdisciplinary African American history
Creativity and social justice
Grief, mourning, and loss

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Lisa Gail Collins
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