Brigid Doherty will teach in the Program in Humanistic Studies during the 2021–2022 academic year. She holds a joint appointment in German and Art & Archaeology.
Professor Doherty came to Princeton in 2003 from her previous position as Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and the Humanities Center at The Johns Hopkins University.
Professor Doherty’s research and teaching focus on the interdisciplinary study of twentieth-century art and literature, with special emphasis on relationships among the visual arts, literature, and aesthetic and psychoanalytic theories in German modernism.
In 2005, she held the inaugural Research Forum Visiting Professorship in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. In 2006–2007, she was the David and Roberta Logie Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and an Affiliate Scholar at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. In 2008, she was a participant in Manifesta 7, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, for which she created the exhibition project Learning Things as a contribution to the group of “mini-museums” curated by Anselm Franke and Hila Peleg in Trento, Italy. In 2011, she was a Fellow at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung in Berlin. Additional grants and fellowships include: ACLS, DAAD, Fulbright, Getty, NEH.