Christa DiMarco

Program Director, Art History
Associate Professor

PHD, Temple University
MA, Temple University
BFA, The University of the Arts

Contact Info

Art History

Terra Hall 829

(215) 717-6258

Christa DiMarco is an associate professor in the School of Art where she teaches art history and interdisciplinary humanities courses.

Her current research project explores Vincent van Gogh’s two-year stay in Montmartre, where he lived before heading to Arles. Her interests include urban planning, the rise of socialism, and commodities that indicate a class divide, like food, glass, and gas. This research has led her to consider the visual representation of revolutionary figures such as Louise Michel.

She is the recipient of a research fellowship at the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies at Vanderbilt University, The President’s Fund for Excellence at UArts, and The Faculty Academic Development Fund also at UArts. 

She often presents at conferences such as the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium and is a member of La Société Le Vieux Montmartre, the College Art Association, the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, and the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art.

For the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, she serves on the Association’s Board and is the co-Director of Electronic Communications and the Assistant Editor of 19 Cents, a series of interviews about pedagogy and research. For the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art, she serves as a section editor for the Association’s bi-annual newsletter. 

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