Richard Neer works at the intersection of aesthetics, archaeology and the history of art in multiple fields: Classical Greek sculpture, early modern French painting, stylistics, and mid-20th century cinema. His Ph.D. is from the University of California at Berkeley (History of Art, 1998), his A.B. from Harvard College (Fine Arts, 1991). He has received fellowships and awards from the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the J. Paul Getty Trust and the American Academy in Rome. From 2010 to 2018 he was the Executive Editor of Critical Inquiry, where he continues to serve as co-editor. In Spring 2019 he will be a Senior Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. From Summer 2019 he will be Director of the Franke Institute for the Humanities at the University of Chicago.
His most recent volumes are The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture (University of Chicago Press, 2010), named a “Best Book” of 2010 in Artforum; Art and Archaeology of the Greek World: A New History, 2500–100 BCE (Thames & Hudson, 2012; second, expanded edition, 2018); and Davidson and His Interlocutors, co-edited with Daniele Lorenzini (special issue of Critical Inquiry, Winter 2019). Two books are forthcoming in 2019: Pindar, Song, and Space: Towards a Lyric Archaeology, co-authored with Leslie Kurke of UC Berkeley (Johns Hopkins University Press in 2019), and an edited volume, Conditions of Visibility (Oxford University Press).