Christin MamiyaAssociate Dean and Professor of Art History (Modern & Contemporary Art)
Area of Focus: Art History PhD 1987 University of California, Los Angeles
MA 1982, University of California, Los Angeles
BA 1977, Yale University
Christin J. Mamiya, Hixson-Lied Professor of Art History, has held the position of Associate Dean since 2009, with the exception of the year in which she served as Interim Dean. Mamiya received her B.A. from Yale University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA. She has been a faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History since 1987.
Mamiya is an authoritative voice on contemporary art. Her book, Pop Art and Consumer Culture: American Supermarket led to invitations nationally and internationally to write and speak about artists of the later 20th century. She was also the co-author for Gardner's Art Through the Ages, an award-winning textbook that has introduced generations of students to art history and which is currently the most widely used textbook. In addition, Mamiya has published numerous articles in scholarly journals on a variety of subjects, including contemporary American art, popular culture, 19th century French art and Oceanic art.
Since her arrival at UNL, Mamiya has been responsible for teaching the entire range of modern art courses. She received a College Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992, the Annis Chaikin Sorensen Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities in 2001 and was selected for membership in the Academy of Distinguished Teaching at UNL in 2005. In 2012, Mamiya received the Gladys Lux Education Award at the Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony.