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Margaret Olin

Margaret Olin (Leadership Team, Project Cycle II) is a Senior Research Scholar with appointments at Yale Divinity School as well as the Department of Religious Studies, the Program in Judaic Studies and the Department of the History of Art. From 1986 until her arrival at Yale in 2009 she was a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the departments of Art History, Theory and Criticism, and Visual and Critical Studies. She is the author of Forms of Representation in Alois Riegl’s Theory of Art (Penn State Press, 1992), The Nation Without Art: Examining Modern Discourses in Jewish Art (University of Nebraska, 2001), and Touching Photographs (University of Chicago, 2012). She is also co-editor, with Robert S. Nelson, of Monuments and Memory, Made and Unmade (University of Chicago Press, 2003), and, with Steven Fine, Vivian B. Mann, and Maya Balakirsky-Katz co-edits the journal Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture. In 2012 she curated the multi-venue exhibition Shaping Community: Poetics and Politics of the Eruv at Yale University, to which she contributed the photographic installations “Urban Bricolage” and “No Carry Zone.”

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