William & Mary

Alan  Braddock

Director of Graduate Studies, Ralph H. Wark Associate Professor Art History & American Studies

Office (Art History): Andrews 206C
Office (Am Studies) : College Apts 6D
Phone: (757) 221-2250
Email : [[acbraddock]]

Research Interests

American art and visual culture from 1492 to present, ecology and the politics of nature.


Gun Vision: The Ballistic Imagination in American Art, in progress

A Greene Country Towne: Art, Culture, and Ecology in Philadelphia, Penn State University Press, under contract for publication in 2014

Thomas Eakins and the Cultures of Modernity, University of California Press, 2009

A Keener Perception: Ecocritical Studies in American Art History, co-edited by Alan C. Braddock and Christoph Irmscher, University of Alabama Press, 2009


2002  Ph.D. Art History, University of Delaware

1995   M.L.S., Library Science, University of Maryland, College Park

1988   M.A., History of Art, Johns Hopkins University

1984   B.A., Grinnell College

Selected Awards

2011-12    Senior Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

2009,       Core Faculty Member, "Picturing John James Audubon," NEH Summer Institute, Indiana University

2010-11    First Co-Principal Investigator, Provost's Seed Award, Temple University

2009         Ahmanson Foundation Publication Grant for Thomas Eakins and the Cultures of Modernity,
                  University of California Press

2006-07    Fellowship in Residence, Charles M. Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University

2006          Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Article Prize for "'Jeff College Boys': Thomas Eakins, Dr. Forbes,
                    and Anatomical Fraternity in Postbellum Philadelphia," American Quarterly 57, no. 2 (June 2005): 355-83

2004          Postdoctoral Scholarship in Residence, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center, Santa Fe, N.M.

2001-02    Dissertation Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies / Henry Luce Foundation

2000-01    Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Courses Taught

American Art
Visual Politics of Nature

Related Links

CV pdf