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Sascha Scott

Sascha Scott

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Art & Music Histories

308 C Bowne Hall

Research and Teaching Interests

Sascha Scott is a specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art. She is also a member of the Native American Studies faculty. In addition to offering broad surveys of American and American Indian visual culture, she teaches courses that expand out from her research, including seminars that explore representations of American Indians, art and politics, and art and the environment.


Ph.D., Art History, Rutgers University, 2008
M.A., Art History, George Washington University, 2001
B.A., Anthropology, The Colorado College, 1997



    The Visual Arts of the Americas
    19th Century American Art
    20th Century American Art
    Native North American Art
    The Landscape in American Art
    Art History Senior Seminar: Research and Professional Practices


    Proseminar in Graduate Research Methods and Scholarly Writing
    The Literature of Art Criticism
    Critical Perspectives in American Art
    Picturing Native America
    Cowboys and Indians: Art and the Myths of the American West (co-taught w/Scott Manning Stevens)
    Art in the Age of the Airplane
    The Art of Native America

    Selected Publications


     A Strange Mixture: The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians (University of Oklahoma Press, 2015).
         * Awarded a Wyeth Foundation Publication Grant
         * Recipient of the Historical Society of New Mexico’s Ralph Emerson Twitchel Award,
            Significant Contribution to the Field of History, 2016 


     “Awa Tsireh and the Art of Subtle Resistance,” The Art Bulletin 95, no. 4 (December 2013): 597-622.
         * Awarded the Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize for a distinguished article
            published in Art Bulletin by an junior scholar

     “Unwrapping Ernest L. Blumenschein’s The Gift,American Art vol. 25, No. 3 (Fall 2011): 20-47

    Reviews, Etc. 

     “Like a Rhinestone Cowboy,” review of Enduring Legend, Fragile Myth: Cowboy Paintings by Jason Cytacki, exhibition at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY, in CAA Reviews,, published Feb. 08, 2013 (Exhibition review)

    Roald Nasgaard and Ray Ellenwood, The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal, 1941-1960, exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Vancouver/Toronto/Berkeley: Douglas & McIntyre Publishers Inc., 2009), in CAA Reviews,, published Oct. 06, 2010. (Review of exhibition and catalogue)

    “Ernest Blumenschein,” “Jan Matulka,” “B.J. O. Nordfeldt,” “Jerome Myers,” The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (Oxford University Press, December 2010).

    Selected Awards, Honors, Grants

    Research Awards

    The College Art Association's Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize, 2013

    Wyeth Foundation Publication Grant, 2013

    Clements Research Fellowship, Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University, 2012

    Andrew W. Mellon Short-term Fellowship, Huntington Library, 2011-2012

    Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Fellowship, School for Advanced Research, Summer 2011

    Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art, 2007-08

    American Association of University Women American Dissertation Fellowship 2007-08 (Declined)

    Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006-07

    Teaching Awards

    Prize for Excellence in Master’s Level Teaching, College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University, 2016

    Meredith Teaching Recognition Award, Syracuse University, for “teaching innovation, effectiveness in communicating with student and lasting value of courses,” 2014

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