Joanna Fiduccia

Assistant Professor of the History of Art

Joanna Fiduccia is Assistant Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. Her research explores the relationship between aesthetics and ideology in European modernism and the avant-garde, with a focus on the convergence of aesthetic and political crises. Her current book project, Hollow Man: Alberto Giacometti and the Crisis of the Monument, examines Giacometti’s heterodox return to fi guration through the rhetoric of crisis in the literature and political philosophy of France and Switzerland in the 1930s and ’40s. She is the author of essays and reviews on contemporary art for publications including Artforum, East of Borneo, and Parkett, co-founder and editor of the journal apricota, and the recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Society of French Historians. Prior to joining Yale, she taught Art History and Humanities at Reed College. Professor Fiduccia holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles.