Jill H. Casid

Jill H. Casid is Professor of Visual Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison where she has a cross appointment in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. A cluster hire in Visual Culture, she currently leads the research cluster in Visual Culture and founded and served as the first director of the Center for Visual Cultures. A historian, theorist, and practicing artist, her contributions to the transdisciplinary field of visual studies include her monographs Sowing Empire: Landscape and Colonization (Minnesota, 2006) which received the College Art Association’s Millard Meiss award and Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject (Minnesota, 2015) and the edited collection Art History in the Wake of the Global Turn (Yale, 2014) co-edited with Aruna D’Souza. Recent articles have appeared in the L.A. Review of BooksWomen and PerformanceTDR, and the Journal of Visual Culture and she has contributed essays to, among other volumes, Natura: Environmental Aesthetics after Landscape (Diaphanes, 2018), Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean (Peter Lang, 2018), The Philosophical Salon (Open Humanities Press, 2017), Architecture is All Over (Columbia, 2017), The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History (Princeton, 2015), A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2011), and Landscape Theory (Routledge, 2007). She is currently completing the two-book project Form at the Edges of Life. She serves on the governing board of the International Association of Visual Culture and on the editorial board of the Journal of Visual Culture. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her research and teaching, including the Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence in Teaching Award (2015), the Vilas Research Investigator Award (2014), the H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship (2011), and the Hamel Faculty Fellowship (2009). In 2018–19, she is on research leave and in residence as the Clark-Oakley Fellow at the Clark Art Institute and the Oakley Humanities Center at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Portrait of Jill Casid

Contact Information

206B Elvehjem
Chazen Museum of Art
jhcasid@wisc.edu