Rebecca Siefert

  Assistant Professor
  708-534-7276 ext. 7276
  Office Location: E1541-B
  Office Hours: Wed. & Thu. 2 - 4 p.m., or by appt.
  College: CAS

Division of Arts and Letters


I'm originally from Wauwatosa, WI, a graduate from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in Painting/Drawing and French. I attended graduate school at the City University of New York in New York City, where I earned my Master's degree in Art History from Hunter College in 2008 and my Ph.D. in Art History and Film Studies from the Graduate Center in 2018. I have taught art and architectural history courses at a number of public and private universities throughout the NYC area, including New York University, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, City College, and Borough of Manhattan Community College. In my spare time I make art -- typically book illustrations, screenprints, and other works on paper. I'm excited to be back in the Midwest and starting a new chapter as a Visiting Lecturer here at GSU!

My research centers on modern and contemporary art and architecture, especially the women who have been overlooked or written out of history. My dissertation, for example, centered on Italian-born artist, architect, teacher, and theorist Lauretta Vinciarelli (1943-2011), a relatively unknown figure who nevertheless played a historic role in the 1970s revival of architectural drawings, Donald Judd’s architecture and design, Columbia University’s housing studio, Peter Eisenman’s influential Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS) in New York, and trends in contemporary painting. I considered the totality of Vinciarelli’s architectural and artistic output, theory, and teaching for the first time, asserting her impact on each discipline. In 2017 I published articles on Vinciarelli's collaborations with Judd in the
Women's Art Journal and AA Files (out of the Architectural Association in London), and in 2018 I gave an invited talk at the AIA Center for Architecture in New York and presented my findings at the International Archive of Women in Architecture symposium at Virginia Tech.