Dr. de Stecher's research engages with American art, in integrated histories of visual culture production. Her areas of expertise include critical museology and material culture studies. Her current research takes a fresh look at 18C trade silver and the intertwined narratives of Indigenous-settler engagement they contain, a project to decolonize colonial archives and center Indigenous voice. Her latest project explores women's histories of the 17th and 18th centuries in the northeastern US and Canada, through study of convent textiles.
Critical museology and museum studies, material culture studies, Indigenous art histories, materiality, settler colonialism theories and methodologies, women's histories, Canadian art history, gender studies, Indigenous diplomatic histories
ARTH 1400 - History of World Art 2
Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
Surveys major art styles from about 1600 to the present, including Europe, Asia, the Islamic world, the Americas and Africa. Emphasizes comparison of Western and non-Western visual expressions as evidence of differing cultural orientations.
ARTH 4919 - Capstone Seminar: Topics in Art History
Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Seminar course dealing with selected areas or problems within the history of art. Consult current online Schedule Planner for seminar topic. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.