University of Rochester
A. Joan Saab

A. Joan Saab

PhD (American Studies), New York University, 1999
Associate Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies
Director, Visual and Cultural Studies Program - On Leave Fall 2010

Department of Art & Art History
423A Morey Hall
(585) 275-7922


  • Twentieth-century American cultural history
  • Media and culture, urban and community studies
  • Popular culture
  • Cultural studies
  • Aesthetic categories and values


  • For the Millions: American Art and Culture in the 1930s, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004
  • Searching for Siqueiros (born digital book project written on the Scalar platform. Under review)

Articles In:

  • American Quarterly
  • Journal of Urban History
  • Journal of Planning History
  • American Visual Culture
  • New York Modern: The Arts and the City
  • Columbia Journal of American Studies

Current Book Project:

  • Tales from the Crypt: Vincent Price and American Visual Culture

Graduate Courses: