Ph.D., Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine
M.A., Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine
B.A. with highest honors, Swarthmore College
Laura Holzman teaches art history and museum studies at Herron and at the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Her courses focus on topics such as public art, curatorial practice, and visual studies theory and methods. She additionally teaches study abroad courses and has traveled with students to cities throughout Central Europe.
Dr. Holzman’s research examines contemporary visual culture and place-based identity in the United States. She is currently completing a book about public discourse, historical art, and the struggle to shape Philadelphia’s reputation around the turn of the twenty-first century. As an important component of her academic work, she regularly collaborates with cultural organizations outside of the university.