Art History and Creative Industries
PhD, Art History, University of Kansas, 2012
MA, Art History, Indiana University Bloomington, 2004
BA, Art History and English, Vanderbilt University, 2002
Brittany Lockard is Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries at Wichita State University. She received her PhD in Contemporary Art History from the University of Kansas in 2012. Her research interests include body diversity, identity politics, and the social dimensions of food and eating. Her recent work investigates the ways in which depictions of large bodies resonate with cultural constructions of fatness.
Lockard has recently presented her work at the Southeastern College Art Conference (2014), Midwest Art History Society (2014 and 2012), the College Art Association (2013), and the Mid-America Humanities Conference: Bodies, Pleasures, Spaces (2011). She also serves on the Student and Emerging Professionals Committee of the College Art Association.
Lockard's published works include: “Exhibition Review: Sissel Tolaas, SmellScape KCK/KCMO,” Senses & Society 8, no. 2 (July 2013): 245-250; Catalog entries on Melanie Baker, Peter Saul, Dana Schutz, Sue Williams, and Aaron Young in The Oppenheimer Collection at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. (Overland Park, KS: Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012); and “American Culture, Fat, and Photography: Joel-Peter Witkin’s Bizarre Vision,” in Bodies and Culture: Discourses, Communities, Representations, Performances. Damon Talbott, Marike Janzen, and Christopher E. Forth, eds. (Newcastle on Tyne: Cambridge Scholarly Publishing, 2012).
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