karen leader

Associate Professor, Art History   

Ph.D. History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
MA History os Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
BA American Studies, University of California

Email: kleader@fau.edu
Karen J. Leader is Associate Professor of Art History and Faculty Associate in the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Florida Atlantic University. She received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley and her MA and Ph.D. at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her areas of interest include art and popular culture in the 19th-21th centuries, feminist theory and practice, and the history and future of the discipline of art history, the humanities, and higher education. She has published on the artist Gustave Courbet, representations of women in popular culture, and 21st-century tattoo culture. She directs the Barb Schmidt Fellowship: Cultivating Community Involvement, Activism and Social Change. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @proftinkerbell.