Richard Neer works at the intersection of aesthetics, archaeology and the history of art in multiple fields: Classical Greek sculpture, early modern French painting, connoisseurship, and mid-20th century cinema. He is currently Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, Cinema & Media Studies and the College. From 2010 to 2018 he was the Executive Editor of Critical Inquiry, where he continues to serve as co-editor. 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.
His most recent books are The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture (University of Chicago Press, 2010) and Art and Archaeology of the Greek World: A New History, 2500–100 BCE (Thames & Hudson, 2012; second edition forthcoming 2018). A special issue of Critical Inquiry, entitled Davidson and His Interlocutors, co-edited with Daniele Lorenzini, will appear in December 2018. His next book, Pindar, Song and Space: Towards a Lyric Archaeology, co-authored with Leslie Kurke of UC Berkeley, is forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press in 2019. An edited volume, Conditions of Visibility, is forthcoming in 2019 from Oxford University Press.
Starting in 2019 he will take up a new position as Director of the Franke Institute for the Humanities at the University of Chicago.