Kate Mondloch is Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Oregon, where she holds a joint appointment as faculty in residence in the Clark Honors College. Prior to joining the Honors College, Prof. Mondloch served for two years as Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, three years as Department Head, three years as Founding Director of the New Media and Culture Certificate, and five years as Director of Graduate Studies. She completed her undergraduate work in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and earned both her MA and PhD in art history from UCLA.
Prof. Mondloch joined the University of Oregon’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture in 2005. Her research interests focus on late 20th- and early 21st-century art, theory, and criticism, particularly as these areas of inquiry intersect with the cultural, social, and aesthetic possibilities of new technologies. Her research fields are wide-ranging and include screen-based media art and theory, installation art, feminism, digital culture, science and technology studies, digital humanities, and contemplative research. She is interested especially in theories of spectatorship and subjectivity, and in research methods that bridge the sciences and the humanities. Prof. Mondloch is the author of Screens: Viewing Media Installation Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2010) and A Capsule Aesthetic: Feminist Materialisms in New Media Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), for which she developed a related multimedia publication, Installation Archive: A Capsule Aesthetic, using the Scalar platform. She is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Art of Attention: Body-Mind Awareness and Contemporary Art.
Prof. Mondloch has been published in a variety of journals, including Art Journal, Art Bulletin, Feminist Media Studies, Leonardo, and Vectors, and has served on the editorial board of Art Journal, Afterimage, and Media:Art:Write:Now. She has been awarded research fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the Banff Centre, and the Oregon Humanities Center. Her research also has been supported by the Getty Research Institute and the Clark Art Institute. Prof. Mondloch received the University of Oregon's Faculty Excellence Award in 2013. Her faculty website is www.katemondloch.com