ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ART HISTORY,
M.A., Ph.D. University of North Carolina,
Areas of Specialization: Contemporary Art, American Art, African American Art
Jessica Dallow's research areas are 19th- through 21st-century art and critical theory with an emphasis on race and gender. Scholarship includes "The Art of Creating a Legacy" in Family Legacies: The Art of Betye, Lezley, and Alison Saar, curated by Jessica Dallow and Barbara Matilsky (Ackland Art Museum and University of Washington Press, 2005); "A Curious Collaboration: Clementine Hunter's African House Murals" in Sacred and Profane: Vision and Voice in Southern Self-Taught Art (University of Mississippi Press, 2007); and "Reclaiming Histories: Betye and Alison Saar, Feminism, and the Representation of Black Womanhood" (Feminist Studies, 2004).
Her current book project is "America’s Steed: The Horse in American Visual Culture, 1830 to the Present," which explores how various artistic representations of the horse over the last two centuries are linked to shifting conceptions of American identity. Her other research examines female members of artist families, including Sarah Miriam Peale.
At UAB, she teaches The Art Experience, Art Since 1945, Aspects of Contemporary Art, Art Criticism and Theory, American Art, Race and Representation, Modern Architecture, and special topics courses.