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Kristine Stiles CV

France Family Distinguished Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies
Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708
A251 Smith Whse Bay 10, Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708

Advising & Mentoring



Current Doctoral Students in Art History whose committees I chair: Ivana Bago, Sarah Jones Dickens, and Claudia Marion Stemberger.

Current Doctoral Student in Art History whose committee I co-chair: Katherine DeVos Devine (with Hans Van Miegroet).

Current Doctoral Students on whose committees I serve: Anita Bateman (Art History), Patricia Bray (Art History), Jung E. Choi, (Visual Studies), Rosalía Romero (Art History), Amanda Suhey (Romance Studies), Max Symuleski (Visual Studies)

I served on the following Duke University MFAEDA committees: Aaron Kutnick (2014-2015); Caitlin Margaret Kelly (2013-14); Braxton Hood (2013-14).

I served on the following WIRED! MA student’s committee: Jordan Noyes (2014-15).


 I chaired the following Ph.D. dissertations:

  • Mitali Jones Routh (2015)
  • Camila Maroja (co-chair with Esther Gabara), on a two-year Post-Doctorate at Brown University (2015)
  • Young Ji Lee (co-chair with Stan Abe), (2014)
  • Kency Cornejo, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art at the University of New Mexico (2014)
  • Erin Hanas (2013), Editorial Associate, Books Editorial, Duke University Press
  • Jasmina Tumbas (2013), Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Studies at the State University of New York in Buffalo
  • Karen Gonzales Rice (2010), Sue and Eugene Mercy Assistant Professor of Art History, Connecticut College
  • Octavian Esanu (2009), Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts and Art History, and the Director/Curator of the museum at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Capri Rosenberg, Professor Savannah School of Art and Design, 2008
  • Laurel Fredrickson (2007), Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at Indiana University Southeast
  • Susan Jarosi (2005), Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Art History, University of Louisville
  • David Little (2001), Director, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College; previously Curator & Head of Department of Photography, Minneapolis Institute of Arts; former Director of Adult Education at The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

I served on the following doctoral committees:

  • Rebecca Keegan (Ph.D. Art History, 2013) Duke University
  • Ignacio Adriasola (Ph.D. Art History 2011), Duke University
  • Mora Beauchamp-Byrd (Ph.D. Art History 2011), Duke University; Assistant Professor of Art History/Curator of University Art Collections, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Marianne Wardle (Ph.D. Art History, 2010), Duke University; Associate Curator of Art at the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
  • Yukiko Kato (Ph.D. Art History 2010), Duke University; Assistant Professor, Saitama University, Tokyo
  • Samantha Noel (Ph.D. Art History 2009), Duke University; Visiting Assistant Professor, Davidson College
  • Erica James (Ph.D. Art History 2008), Duke University; Assistant Professor of Art History, Yale University
  • Jennifer Dillon (Ph.D. Art History 2008), Duke University
  • Marco Deyasi (Ph.D. Art History 2007), Duke University; Assistant Professor of Art and Design, University of Idaho
  • David Hughes (Ph.D. German Studies, 2006), Duke University.
  • Cybelle MacFadden-Wilkens (Ph.D. Program in Literature, 2005), Duke University; Assistant Professor French and Francophone Studies, Macalester College
  • Kristen Kramer, (Ph.D. German Studies, 2005), Duke University
  • Christine Rogers (Masters of Art in Liberal Studies, 2005); Producer/Reporter - UNC-TV.
  • Kelley Tatro (Masters, Art History 2004); Ph.D. Candidate Ethnomusicology Duke
  • Ben Fullalove, (Ph.D. Art History, 2003) Duke University; Associate Professor Alberta College of Art & Design, Alberta, Canada.
  • Jay Bloom, (Ph.D. Art History 2002), Duke University; Assistant Professor, Centre College, Kentucky.
  • Andrea Barnwell, (Ph.D. Art History 2001), Duke University; Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Spellman College.
  • Deborah Broderson, (Ph.D. Art History 2001), Duke University; Practicing Attorney
  • Katherine Wallerstein (Ph.D. English Department, 2000), Duke University; Doctoral Candidate University of California at Berkeley.
  • Penka Kouneva (Ph.D. Music Department 2000), Duke University; independent composer and winner of the 2001 Sundance Film Composer Fellow among many other awards.
  • Charlotte Houghton, (Ph.D. Art History 1999), Duke University; Professor of Art History, Pennsylvania State University.
  • Julia Walker (Ph.D. English Department 1999), Duke University; Professor of English, University of Illinois.

I served on the following doctoral committees at other institutions:

  • Simon Deakin (Ph.D Art History 2012), School of Fine Art, History of Art, and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, England.
  • Christine Filippone (Ph.D Art History 2009), Rutgers University. Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Design at Millersville University.
  • Zoran Eric (Serbia) (Ph.D Art History & Theory 2005), Bauhaus-University, Weimar, Germany, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Lynn Brunet, (Ph.D Art History 2005), University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia.
  • Jane McFadden, (Ph.D Art History 2003), University of Texas at Austin, currently Director, Graduate Studies, Criticism and Theory, Associate Chair, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California.