Steering Committee

Haidu, Rachel

PhD,  Art History, Columbia University, 2003
Associate Professor, Art History
Director, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
520 Morey Hall
Box 270456
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627

(585) 275-4112  |  Email

Research Interests
  • Modern, postwar and contemporary art
  • Eastern European postwar and contemporary art
  • artist's films and videos
  • contemporary painting
  • history of photography
  • national identity and transnationalism
  • critical theory and poststructuralist theory
  • feminism, gender and race studies
  • visual studies
Current Projects
  • The Knot of Influence, book in progress
  • "Influence/Transmission," in Time: A Vocabulary (NYU Press, 2014)
  • "Suspending Painting" in Andrzej Wróblewski (Warsaw: Museum of Modern Art and American Academy of Rome, 2014)
Selected Publications
  • The Absence of Work: Marcel Broodthaers 1964-1976  (October Books/MIT Press, September 2010)
Essays in Edited Volumes and Art Catalogues
  • “Rainer-Hayes: Transmission in Real Time,” Postscript (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013)
  • “Women at Home: Yvonne Rainer and Martha Rosler,” in French Theory and American Art (Sternberg Press and [SIC], 2013)
  • “Three Early Works by James Coleman,” James Coleman (Madrid: Museo Reina Sofia, 2012)
  • “Images of the World and the Inscription of History,” Gerhard Richter Panorama (London, Paris, Berlin: Tate Modern/Centre Georges Pompidou/Neue Nationalgalerie, 2011)
  • “I inhabit a cube,” Sol LeWitt Structures 1965-2006 (New York: Public Art Fund, 2011)
  • “The Time of Instytut Awangardy,” in Avant-garde in the Bloc (Warsaw: Foksal Gallery Foundation, 2010)
  • “Arrogant Texts: Gerhard Richter/Roland Barthes,” Gerhard Richter (Cambridge and London: October Files/MIT Books, 2009)
  • “Précarité, autorité, autonomie,” Communities of Sense (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2009)
  • “Saute ma ville,” in (1968), edited by Cathy Crane and Nicholas Muellner (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009)
  • “Use,” When Things Cast No Shadow: 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (Berlin: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 2008)
  • “Max Becher/Andrea Robbins,” Vitamin Ph (London: Phaidon, 2006)
  • “Laughter,” Part Object Part Sculpture, edited by Helen Molesworth (Columbus, OH: Wexner Center for the Arts, 2005)
  • “Les Utopies précaires de Thomas Hirschhorn,” Thomas Hirschhorn: Musée Précaire Albinet (Paris: Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers/Éditions Xavier Barral, 2005)
  • I am a contributor to Art Journal, Artforum, October, Obieg (Warsaw) and Texte zur Kunst.
Graduate Courses Taught
  • AH 525  Authorship: Art and Value of Politics
  • AH 525  Authorship: Anxiety of Influence
  • AH 583  Visual and Cultural Studies Colloquium
  • AH 584  Research Seminar in Visual and Cultural Studies
  • AH 598  History of Avant Garde
Undergraduate Courses Taught
  • AH 128  Modern Art
  • AH 130  History of Photography
  • AH 212  What Photo Is
  • AH 215  Seminar in Contemporary Art: Advanced Histories and Theories of Photographies
  • AH 215  Seminar in Contemporary Art: The Sixties
  • AH 325  Authorship: Art and Value of Politics
  • AH 398  Senior Seminar: The Avant Gardes
Selected Awards/Grants
  • Sterling and Francine Clark Institute of Art fellowship (2012)
  • Susan B. Anthony Institute Faculty Research Grant (2006, 2011)
  • Whiting Foundation Doctoral Fellowship (2002-2003)
  • Belgian-American Educational Fellowship (2002-2003)
  • Dedalus Foundation Doctoral Fellowship (2001-2002)
  • Chester Dale Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2000-2001)
  • Matisse Fellow in Modern Art at Columbia University (1999-2000)
  • Presidential Fellow, Columbia University, New York (1997-1999)
  • Endowed Fellow, H.L. Lobsenz Fellowship Fund at Columbia University (1989-1991)
  • Member, Academic Administration Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Rochester
  • Member, Board of Academic Honesty, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Rochester
  • Affiliate, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, 2005-present
  • Affiliate, Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, 2005-present
  • Member of Academic Council, Skalny Center of Eastern and Central European Studies, 2004-present
  • Nominated faculty advisor, AAHUC (Art and Art History Undergraduate Council), Spring 2008-2010
  • Nominated faculty representative, College Diversity Roundtable, Office of Student Minority Affairs, University of Rochester, October 2004-2009
  • Junior Faculty Development Group, Member, 2003-2006