Art and Art History
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
Department: Art and Art History
Building: ARC 117
- Ph.D., The University of Texas, Dallas
- M.A., The University of Texas, Tyler
- B.A., B.S., University of Colorado, Boulder
Dr. Stout received her PhD in Visual and Performing Arts from The University of Texas
at Dallas in May 2022. She specializes in contemporary art history with an emphasis
on twentieth and twenty-first-century Latin American art, film, and visual culture.
Her current research explores connections between art, urbanization, and social justice
in the US and Latin America from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Dr. Stout
has five years of experience working in higher education and has taught courses across
a wide range of topics in the Humanities, including art history, literature, and film.
Prior to joining the Department of Art and Art History at UT Tyler as a Visiting Assistant
Professor, she worked as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Art History
at the University of North Texas and as an Instructor at The University of Texas at
Dallas. She was awarded a two-year fellowship at the Edith O’Donnell Institute of
Art History (EODIAH) Research Center at the Dallas Museum of Art from September 2019
to May 2021. During this time, she worked closely with DMA staff and EODIAH faculty
members, conducted object-based research at the DMA, and completed research on her
doctoral dissertation. Her doctoral dissertation on contemporary community-based artworks
in Brazil was under the direction of Charles Hatfield and Charissa Terranova at The
University of Texas at Dallas.
Dr. Stout has been invited to present her research on postwar Latin American art and contemporary American art at five international conferences on various occasions including the College Art Association (CAA) annual conference, the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) annual congress, the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) biennial conference, SECAC, and the Nasher Sculpture Center Graduate Symposium. In February 2022, she chaired a panel at CAA on the relationships between contemporary artists, their audiences, and the outside world titled Complicated Relations in Contemporary Art and presented a paper on the Brazilian artist Lygia Clark’s hinged metal sculptures created between 1960-1963 called Bichos (Critters). In May 2022, she organized and co-chaired a panel at LASA titled Art and Migration in the Americas, which examined how modern and contemporary artists have played a role in highlighting untold stories of migration throughout the Americas.
Dr. Stout’s secondary research interests include the use of new media technologies in the classroom and intersections between art, science, and technology in the twenty-first century. In September 2020, a book chapter that she co-published in Science Education in Theory & Practice on the importance of incorporating new media technologies into present-day teaching and learning activities was released by Springer International. This chapter examines ways in which new media technologies can be incorporated into classroom learning activities to enhance communication among students from diverse backgrounds and to promote long-term learning.
Dr. Stout’s current projects underway include an article on the Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and preparing her dissertation on community-based art in Brazil for publication as a book.