Women's & Gender Studies

K. Andrea Rusnock

2255 Wiekamp Hall
(574) 520- 4577


Associate Professor of Art History

Ph.D., University of Southern California


Research interests

Russian and Soviet Needlework

Russian and Soviet Art

Russian and Soviet Women Artists

Imperial Russian Culture

Stalinist Culture

World Textiles and Needlework

Women Artists Throughout History




Courses Taught

American Art: From the Colonial Period to 1945

Architecture, Prehistoric to Medieval

History of Graphic Design

History of Photography

Introduction to Non-Western Art

Introduction to Visual Culture

Introduction to Western Art: Prehistoric to Medieval

Introduction to Western Art: Renaissance to Modern

Medieval Art, Early Christian to Gothic

Modern Art, 1900-1945

Needle and Thread: A Cultural Analysis of World Textiles

Prague, Art History of the Czech Republic and Western Art (Overseas Course)

Russian Art, From Icons to Avant-Garde Art

Russian and Soviet Art and Architecture

Russian Art and Culture, 100 Years of Russian Art

Women in the Visual Arts


Selected Publications

"We Are Not Barbie Girls: Tweens Transform a Feminine Icon," Feminist Formations, Volume 24, Number 1, 2012 (co-authored article)

"The Art of Collectivization: The 1939 All-Union Agricultural Exhibition," in  Totalitarian Art and Modernity, Mikkel Rasmussen and Jacob Wamberg eds., 2010.

Socialist Realist Painting During the Stalinist Era (1934-41): The High Art of Mass Art , 2010, (book)




Selected Conferences/Presentations/Invited Talks

Soviet Exhibition Culture, Discussant, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies annual conference, 2012

Women and Work, Chair, College Art Association annual conference, 2011

High Art as Mass Art, Soviet Socialist Realism of the 1930s, invited talk, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2010

Exploring Aspects of Russian Art: Painting fro Nicholas I to Nicholas II, invitied talk, Ruthmere Museuem, 2009



Selected Honors and Awards

Trustee's Teaching Award 2013, 2008

FACET Award, 2010

Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2004, 2003