Expertise

Dr. Floyd’s research is concerned with the history of art in twentieth-century Germany with a specific focus on the history and historiography of art exhibitions and their mediation in catalogues, installation photographs, and film. Dr. Floyd has conducted extensive research on the history of documenta, an on-going exhibition series founded in 1955 in Kassel, Germany. Her current book project explores a set of installation photographs of Wilhelm Lehmbruck’s Expressionist sculpture Kneeling Woman (1911) taken at different modernist exhibitions in Germany and the United States, from the Armory Show in 1913 to the first documenta in 1955. She also recently served as guest editor of a special issue of the journal Dada/Surrealism that explores the history of avant-garde art exhibitions. Secondary areas of focus include contemporary African art and the American avant-garde.

Past Affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Art & Art History, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University

Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Art History, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University

Degrees
BA, Vanderbilt University, Fine Arts and Anthropology
MA, University of Georgia, Art History
PhD, University of Iowa, Art History
Keywords
arts and humanities arts and culture arts criticism history museums
Languages
German, Standard
Associations
College Art Association
German Studies Association
Modernist Studies Association