Pepper Stetler, Assistant Professor of Art History, received her B.A. from Barnard College (2001) and her M.A. and Ph.D. (2004, 2009) in Art History from the University of Delaware. Before coming to Miami, Professor Stetler previously taught courses on twentieth-century art and the history of photography at the University of Delaware and the University of Vermont.
Professor Stetler’s research focuses on the art and visual culture of Germany’s Weimar Republic (1918-1933). She is currently working on a book manuscript that addresses how the display and sequencing of photographs in books relates to contemporary debates on modern visual experiences. Photographic books by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Karl Blossfeldt, Helmar Lerski, and August Sander figure prominently in her research. Other projects focus on intersections between avant-garde photography and methodologies of art history in early twentieth-century Germany and the notion of Sachlichkeit in modern German culture.
She has received support for her research from the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität in Berlin, the Getty Research Institute, and the Research Forum of the Courtauld Institute of Art.