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Rachel Baum, PhD


Office Location: Business and Liberal Arts B650A
Phone: 212 217.4647
E-mail:  rachel_baum@fitnyc.edu  

Dr. Baum has been a member of the department since 2012. She is a specialist in modern and contemporary art, new media, and cultural and critical theory. Dr. Baum teaches subjects across many fields and periods, with an emphasis on social and economic history, politics, and identity.


BA, Bryn Mawr College
Fellow, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in Critical Studies
PhD, Harvard University

Selected Recent Publications

“Reality Stars,” LA><ART, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)

“Naked and Strange,” Camera Austria (no. 119/2012)

“Proof of Life: Photography and Performance,” Camera Austria (no. 114/2011)

“Women’s Work,” Camera Austria (no. 113/2011)

“Skinning: The Art of Kim Joon,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY (2010)

Hiroshi Senju’s Alternative Materialism” in Hiroshi Senju (Skira, 2009) ISBN-10: 8861307973

Daniel Joseph Martinez and the White Wall/Black Hole System” in Daniel Joseph Martinez: A Life of Disobedience (Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2009) ISBN-10: 3775723056

The Mirror of Consumption” in Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol (Skira, 2009) ISBN-10: 8861308007


  • HA 111 – History of Western Art and Civilization: Ancient Prehistory Through the Middle Ages
  • HA 112 – History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era
  • HA 214 – Art in New York
  • HA 231 – Modern Art
  • HA 234 – Warhol and Pop Art
  • HA 331 – Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present
  • HA 411 – Western Theories of Art