Joana Konova


A native of Bulgaria, Joana studied modern European languages and earned a Master’s degree in German literature from the University of Cologne. In the course of her graduate studies at Cologne, she became interested in text-image relations and the genre of ekphrasis, an interest that eventually lead her to pursue a Ph.D. in art history at the University of Chicago. At Chicago, she became fascinated with the materiality of objects, the possibilities and boundaries of artistic expression determined by material and technique, and the changing lives of art objects as determined by changing fashions of reuse, preservation, and display. Joana specializes in Renaissance and Roman art and her dissertation focuses on the reuse of ancient sculpture in 16th-century Rome. Joana's current project, with a tentative title Performative Objects, looks at how objects perform the stories they represent.


Andrei Pop
Andrei Pop
Modern Art and Aesthetics
Department Chair
CWAC 162 | Tuesdays 1-2pm or by appointment.
Niall Atkinson
Niall Atkinson
Medieval and Renaissance Architecture and Urban History
CWAC 260
Wei-Cheng Lin
Wei-Cheng Lin
Chinese Art and Architecture
Architectural Studies Advisor
CWAC 268 | Office Hours: Wednesdays 9-10am and 12-1pm
Iowa State University
Assistant Professor, East Asian Art and Architecture
Potters Wheel
Richard Neer
Ancient Greek Art and Architecture
CWAC 259
Megan Sullivan
Megan Sullivan
Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art
CWAC 272