Pamela Lee

Professor of History of Art

Pamela Lee’s research focuses on modern and contemporary art. She is the author of Chronophobia, Forgetting the Art World, and New Games: Postmodernism after Contemporary Art, and she is currently completing Think Tank Aesthetics: Mid-Century Modernism, the Cold War and the Rise of Visual Culture, which analyzes the mutual imbrication of Cold War research practices and creativity in the visual sphere. A leader in the field of modern and contemporary art, Pamela Lee is fundamentally concerned with questions of space, time, and system, as manifested in the individual work of art. She addresses the relationship between technology, politics, and artistic production, and chronicles the ever-shifting nature of artistic media in the post-modern world. Lee was a faculty member at Stanford from 1997 through 2018.