Kelly Dennis

Associate Professor of Art History

Department of Art + Art History, Faculty Affiliate in Digital Media + Design, Faculty Affiliate in American Studies

Kelly Dennis is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Connecticut, and Coordinator of the Art History major.

She is the author of Art/Porn: A History of Seeing and Touching (Berg, 2009). Dennis’s work on performance art, and electronic and Internet art has appeared in such journals as Art Journal, n.paradoxa, History of Photography, Miranda: revue pluridisciplinaire due monda anglophone, Ácoma: Rivista Internazionale di Studi Nord-Americani, and Strategies, as well as in numerous anthologies and encyclopedias. She also has served as a consultant on films and theatrical productions about pornography and sexuality and delivered keynote addresses on pornography in Brisbane, Australia, and in Mexico City.

Before coming to the University of Connecticut in 2001, Dr. Dennis taught modern and contemporary art history, critical theory, and histories of the camera image at Northwestern University, the University of California at Santa Cruz, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Art Center College of Design. During 2016, Dr. Dennis taught graduate and undergraduate courses in U.S. documentary photography and image analyses at the Université de Toulouse-Jean Jaures.

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