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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 19th- and 20th-century American art and Native North American art. In addition to offering survey courses dedicated to these topics, she teaches upper-level courses that expand out from her research, including seminars that explore the intersection of art and politics, art and social justice, and art and the environment. Professor Scott is also a member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies faculty.


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


In progress, Modern Pueblo Painting: Art, Colonization, and Aesthetic Agency.

 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 


Forthcoming, "Georgia O'Keeffe's Black Place," Art Bulletin (2019)

 “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

Selected Awards, Honors, Grants

Research Awards

Howard Foundation Fellowship, Brown University, 2018-2019

NEH Summer Stipend, summer 2018

Syracuse University Humanities Faculty Fellow, spring 2018

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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