An independent journal of scholarly papers on culture. ISSN 2167-8812
Gordon Arnold, Ph.D., editor & publisher
Gordon Arnold is Professor of Liberal Arts at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, where he teaches courses in sociology and film. He is the author of several books, including Projecting the End of the American Dream (Praeger, 2013), Conspiracy Theory in Film, Television, and Politics (Praeger, 2008), The Politics of Faculty Unionization (Bergin & Garvey, 2000), and The Afterlife of America’s War in Vietnam (McFarland, 2006), and has written for a variety of publications. Open Inquiry Archive is his most recent online project. Contact him here.
Kimberlee A. Cloutier-Blazzard, Ph.D., editor & publisher
Kimberlee taught Art History at Boston area colleges for fifteen years, covering Islamic Arts, Buddhist World Art, Arts of China and Japan, Art of the Italian Renaissance, as well as surveys of Western art. She also has experience as the site administrator and development associate for an historical house museum. She works as a freelance writer, editor, translator and project manager. She has published across disciplines and historical periods, in outlets online and academic. She is currently co-authoring two books (one on Deformity in Baroque Art, the other on Comic Portraiture in Early Modern Art). Open Inquiry Archive is her latest online venture.
Editorial Advisory Board
Sandra Cheng, Ph.D.
Sandra Cheng is Assistant Professor of Art History at the New York City College of Technology. Sandra specializes in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art. Her current research examines the production and reception of early modern caricature. Her secondary fields of interest include the history of photography and contemporary art. Contact her here.
Andrew Graciano, Ph.D.
Andrew Graciano is Associate Professor of Art History, and Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies in the Art Department at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He is particularly interested in the relationships among art, science, economics and politics in the Age of Enlightenment in Europe. For this reason, the scope of his research goes beyond that of traditional art history and incorporates other histories, including especially those of medicine and natural philosophy (science in its broadest sense). Andrew has many scholarly publications, and is currently at the beginning stages of assembling an edited volume devoted to the subject of artists’ solo shows and other non-academic, unofficial exhibitions of art in the 18th and 19th centuries, tentatively called Alternative Venues. Contact him here.
Benjamin Harvey, Ph.D.
Benjamin Harvey is Associate Professor in Art History at Mississippi State University. Benjamin received his graduate degrees in Art History from the University of Birmingham, UK, and UNC-Chapel Hill. His research focuses on word and image issues, especially as they pertain to the art and literature of nineteenth-century France and early twentieth-century Britain. Ben’s work has appeared in numerous venues, including publications by Cornell University Press, Edinburgh University Press, and Palgrave MacMillan. He is currently editing two collections: one of Virginia Woolf’s essays on visual culture, and the other of Roger Fry’s writings on Paul Cézanne. He has interests in interdisciplinary approaches to the humanities and a commitment to supporting web-based, open-access art history projects. Contact him here.
Gretchen Kreahling McKay, Ph.D.
Gretchen Kreahling McKay received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Art History from the University of Virginia (1992, 1997). She taught for four years at Savannah College of Art and Design before joining the faculty at McDaniel College in 2001. At McDaniel Gretchen is currently an Associate Professor of Art History, Chair of the Department of Art and Art History, and Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence. In addition to the introductory survey courses in the history of western art, Gretchen teaches courses in Byzantine Art, Roman Art and Architecture, Medieval Art and Architecture, Nineteenth-Century Art, as well as a First Year Seminar that employs the “Reacting to the Past” pedagogy. She has published articles on Byzantine iconography as well as the reception of Byzantine art in later centuries, including the nineteenth century. Her latest project investigates King Louis XIV and his court’s interest in Byzantium. She is also working on a book-length manuscript for the “Reacting to the Past” series: Modernism versus Traditionalism: Art in Paris, 1888-89. Contact her here.
Robin O’Bryan, Ph.D.
Robin O’Bryan serves as adjunct faculty of art history at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. in Art History from the University of Maryland in Brussels, her M.A. at San Diego State University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Her research focus is on dwarfs and witches in Italian Renaissance art, and East-West exchange in the Middle Ages. She has published in academic journals and is currently working on a book on dwarfs in Italian Renaissance art and culture. Contact her here.
[updated February 12, 2012]