Lauren DeLand


Visiting Instructor in Art and Art History

Lauren DeLand is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota, and an instructor of Art History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her work on contemporary and modern art intersects with feminist and queer theory, and considers strategically the politics of vision and visibility. Her doctoral dissertation, “Invisible Men: The Risks and Pleasures of Self-Portrayal in the Works of Contemporary American Male Artists,” investigates the eroticized male artist’s body in postwar American art, as well as the sociopolitical conventions that make such portrayals rare. Her essays and criticism have appeared in the journals Criticism and Review, and in the forum Quodlibetica.


Ph.D candidate, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Master of Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2007; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, 2004

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
ART-250Gender and Art22013/FA and 2012/FA
ART-101Art History I22012/FA