Kate Mondloch

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Faculty in Residence, Clark Honors College
Clark Honors College, History Art & Arch
Phone: 541-346-2068
Office: 237D Lawrence Hall
Research Interests: Contemporary Art and Theory
Office Hours: Spring term: via Zoom Wednesdays, 9-11 am or by appointment


Georgetown University, BS, 1994
UCLA, MA, 2000; PhD, 2005

Kate Mondloch is Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Oregon, where she holds a joint appointment as faculty-in-residence in the Clark Honors College. Prior to joining the Honors College, she served for two years as Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, three years as Department Head, four years as the founding director of the university’s graduate certificate program in New Media and Culture, and five years as Director of Graduate Studies. She earned her MA and PhD in art history from UCLA.

Mondloch's research interests focus on late 20th- and early 21st- century art, theory, and criticism, particularly as these areas of inquiry intersect with the cultural, social, and aesthetic possibilities of new technologies. Her research fields include media art and theory, installation art, feminism, new media, science and technology studies, digital humanities, human flourishing, and contemplative studies. She is especially interested in theories of spectatorship and subjectivity, and in research methods that bridge the sciences and the humanities.

Mondloch's first book is Screens: Viewing Media Installation Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2010; republished 2024). Her second book is A Capsule Aesthetic: Feminist Materialisms in New Media Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), for which she developed a related multimedia publication, Installation Archive: A Capsule Aesthetic, using the Scalar platform. Mondloch co-edited a special issue of Arts on "Framing the Virtual: New Technologies and Immersive Exhibitions" in 2023. She is currently working on a third book, tentatively entitled Art of Attention, which explores body-mind awareness in art since 1950.

Mondloch has published in a variety of journals, including Art Journal, Art Bulletin, Feminist Media Studies, Leonardo, and Vectors, and contributed essays to anthologies such as Exhibiting the Moving Image (JRP/Ringier), Screen/Space (Manchester University Press), and The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media. She currently serves on the editorial board of Afterimage and was a former editorial board member of  Art Journal. She is on the advisory boards of Media:Art:Write:Now (Open Humanities Press), the Center for Environmental Futures, the Center for the Science and Practice of Well-Being, and a member of the Flourishing Academic Network.

Mondloch has been awarded research fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), University of California Humanities Research Institute, Banff Centre, and Oregon Humanities Center. Her research has also been supported by the Getty Research Institute, the Clark Art Institute, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Mondloch's teaching has been recognized by the Sherl Coleman and Margaret Guitteau Teaching Fellowship in the Humanities, the Faculty Excellence in Universal Design Award, and the Williams Fellowship.

Her faculty website is www.katemondloch.com