Christa DiMarco dressed in a gray blazer and a black striped shirt and surrounded by bookcaes

Art BFA (interdisciplinary)

Christa DiMarco is associate professor, program director of Art History and coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Art BFA. She teaches a range of courses in art history, such as Censorship and Women Artists, and she specializes in 19th-century European painting.


DiMarco’s current research explores Vincent van Gogh’s two-year stay in Montmartre, as well as the visual representation of Communard Louise Michel. She has articles and chapters published or forthcoming in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Nineteenth-Century Studies, Routledge Handbook on the History of Paris (Routledge) and Perspective: Selected Essays on Space in Art and Design (Vernon Press).

DiMarco is the recipient of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association President’s Award and a research fellowship at the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies at Vanderbilt University.

She currently serves as vice president and officer to the Board of Directors for the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association; digital co-director of the Centre for International Nineteenth-Century Studies; digital co-director for the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association; and section editor for the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art biannual newsletter.


DiMarco earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing with honors from University of the Arts and holds an MA and a PhD in Art History from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia.

Awards & Accolades

DiMarco has been honored with a 

  • President’s Award, Nineteenth Century Studies Association (2020);

  • President’s Fund for Excellence grant, University of the Arts (2017); 

  • Research Fellowship, W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies, Vanderbilt University (2016); and

  • Faculty and Academic Development Fund grant, University of the Arts (2016).