Meet the Dean

Kate Mondloch

Kate Mondloch

Interim Vice Provost and
Dean of the Graduate School

Kate Mondloch, interim vice provost and dean of the Graduate School, joined the University of Oregon’s Graduate School in November 2019.

She is Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, where she has taught since 2005. Dr. Mondloch served as department head from 2016 to 2019 and director of graduate studies from 2007 to 2013. She is also the founding director of the UO's transdisciplinary New Media and Culture Certificate.

Dr. Mondloch’s research interests focus on late 20th- and early 21st-century art, theory, and criticism, particularly as these areas of inquiry intersect with the cultural, social, and aesthetic possibilities of new technologies.

Her research fields are wide-ranging and include:

  • Screen-based media art and theory
  • Installation art
  • Attention and perception
  • Feminism
  • Digital culture
  • Science and technology studies
  • Digital humanities

She is especially interested in theories of spectatorship and subjectivity, and in research methods that bridge the sciences and the humanities.

Dr. Mondloch is the author of “Screens: Viewing Media Installation Art” (University of Minnesota Press, 2010) and “A Capsule Aesthetic: Feminist Materialisms in New Media Art” (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), for which she developed a related multimedia publication, “Installation Archive: A Capsule Aesthetic,” using the Scalar platform.

Her research has been supported by:

  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • University of California Humanities Research Institute
  • Getty Research Institute
  • Clark Art Institute
  • Banff Centre
  • Oregon Humanities Center

She received the University of Oregon's Faculty Excellence Award in 2013.

Dr. Mondloch completed her undergraduate work in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and earned both her MA and Ph.D. in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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