Tatsiana Zhurauliova’s current research interests include the intersection of art and violence, 20th century geographical imagination and visuality, as well as the relationship between art and spatial politics in the United States since 1900.
Tatsiana received her PhD in art history from Yale University in 2014. She is currently revising for publication her dissertation, “Arcadia Americana: Landscape in American Art during World War II,” which charts the shift in the attitudes towards landscape in American art in the early 1940s. This project positions landscape painting in relation to the shift in territorial visuality brought by war, while also addressing the contemporaneous discourse on the spatiality of difference in American society, constructed around the categories of race, sexuality, and national identity.
Tatsiana has held fellowships from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. She is a Harper and Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago. In the Department of Art History, she teaches “Creative Destruction: War, Violence, and Upheaval in 20th Century Art,” “20th Century Art,” and “Introduction to Art.”