Lisa Saltzman, an associate professor of art history at Bryn Mawr College, specializes in postwar art and theory. Her first book, Anselm Kiefer and Art after Auschwitz (Cambridge University Press, 1999), explored the possibilities and limits of visual representation in the aftermath of historical trauma. In addition to her work on postwar German culture, Saltzman has written on Jewish identity and art history, art and censorship, and gender and abstraction.
In her next book, “Mnemonic Devices: Structures of Identity, Strategies of Remembrance in Contemporary Art,” which she plans to write while at Radcliffe, Saltzman will analyze the postpainterly techniques and technologies with which visual culture contains and configures history and memory. She will also coedit a volume of essays on trauma and visual representation with Eric Rosenberg, chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Tufts University.
After graduating from Princeton University, Saltzman earned her PhD in fine arts at Harvard University. There, her research was supported by the Mellon Foundation and by the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst).