Louise Siddons

British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award, The British Library - Art History

Louise is an associate professor of art history at Oklahoma State University, where she teaches courses in American and Native American visual and material culture. She has published on topics from the eighteenth century to the present and is active as an independent curator and dance instructor. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2005 and joined the faculty at Oklahoma State in 2009. From 2009-2014, she was also the founding curator and co-director of the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art. Her most recent monograph is Centering Modernism: J. Jay McVicker and Postwar American Art. Her research has been supported by several institutions including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Terra Foundation for American Art and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She was a 2018 Summer Scholar at the Eccles Centre, and as a Fulbright scholar she looks forward to returning to the unparalleled holdings in queer theory and Native American history at the British Library. During her fellowship, she will be completing her book about photographer Laura Gilpin, lesbian networks, and mid-century Navajo sovereignty.