Congratulations to HAA alumni Dr. Jordan Troeller for her recent appointment to faculty at the Institut für Kunstgeschichte at the Universität Graz, where she will be teaching courses on twentieth-century art across Europe and the Americas.
Dr. Troeller is a graduate of the University of California, the Whitney Independent Study Program and Harvard University, where she received her PhD on the photographic mediation of objectivity and embodiment at the Bauhaus. She also worked as a curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Goethe-Institut in Boston.
Her current research project offers a feminist perspective on the intersection of sculpture, design, and architecture in the work of Japanese-American artist Ruth Asawa. Dr. Troeller's research interests include global and postcolonial representations of modernism, German emigre artists in post-revolutionary Mexico, sculptures and textiles in the domestic interior, and critical history of crafting. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications, including Art Journal, ARTNews, The Burlington Magazine and Women's Art Journal. She has also written for multiple anthologies including Bauhaus Bodies: Gender, Sexuality, and Body Culture in Modernism's Legendary Art School (2019) and Textile Modernity / Textile Modernism (2019).