Assistant Professor: Art History
Nathan Rees joined the University of West Georgia's Department of Art in 2016. His research explores the intersections of race and religion in the United States. He has published and presented on topics including modernist appropriations of Indigenous America, monuments to Western settlement, and ecocritical approaches to landscape painting. His current book project situates the visual culture of Mormonism in the social contexts of the nineteenth-century Utah Territory. A secondary research area focuses on the visual and material culture of American hymnody, especially the shape-note singing traditions of the Southeast. Dr. Rees is also active in community engagement, serving as volunteer curator of the Sacred Harp Museum in Carrollton, Georgia.
Education / Degrees
- B.A., Art History and Curatorial Studies, Brigham Young University, 2003
- M.A., Art History and Curatorial Studies, Brigham Young University, 2005
- Ph.D., Art History, University of Maryland, 2010