Dr. Christine Filippone

Dr. Christine Filippone

Dr. Christine Filippone

Assistant Professor in Art History

Office: Room 132 - (within Main Office) Breidentstine Hall
Phone: 717-872-3912
Fax: 717-871-2004

Office Hours

T: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. & 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
W: 5:45 - 6:00 p.m.
R: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Comments: Hours Applicable to Fall 2014

Additional Information


Courses Taught

  • Contemporary Art (Art 404)
  • 20th Century Art (Art 304)
  • History of Photography (Art 201)
  • Posthumanism in 20th & 21st Century Art (Art 586)
  • Survey of Art II (Art 203)



  • Ph.D. Art History, Rutgers University
  • M.A. Art History, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. Art Education, The Pennsylvania State University


Research Interests

Extending beyond the confines of art history, Dr. Filippone’s research examines feminist aesthetic approaches to science and technology during the Cold War.  For artists working in this period, military, domestic and communication technologies represented a conceptual realm of investigation replete with negative associations in the wake of the Vietnam War, but new discoveries in these fields simultaneously suggested alternative social and environmental relationships in the context of the American women’s movement. Other research interests include; posthumanism, queer studies, and Latin American art.



Dr. Filippone joined the Art and Design Department in August 2009.  She received a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship from Franklin & Marshall College in 2013.  Her book manuscript “Science, Technology and Utopias in the Work of Contemporary Women Artists” is under contract with Ashgate Press.  Research for her book was supported by an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and a Guggenheim Fellowship from the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.  Prior to returning for her doctoral degree she served as Executive Director of The Print Center in Philadelphia, an art gallery and store dedicated to contemporary printmaking and photography since 1915.  She has also worked in curatorial departments at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, International Center of Photography in New York City and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.  


Professional Affiliations

  • Committee on Women in the Arts, College Art Association (member, 2013-Present)
  • Queer Caucus for Art, College Art Association (co-chair, curatorial committee, 2011-2014)
  • The Photo Review (member, Advisory Board, 2008-Present)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Society for Literature, Science and Art (SLSA)


Selected Publications

  • Science, Technology and Utopias in the Work of Contemporary Women Artists (book manuscript in progress; advance contract from Ashgate Press)
  • “Technologies of Dominance and Liberation: New Left Thought in the Work of Martha Rosler and Carolee Schneemann” (Under Review)
  • “Babel on the Brink of the Digital Age,” Barbara Madsen: Noise Machine. New York: Heptameron Books, 2013
  • “Ecology and Systems Thinking in the Work of Linda Stein” Woman’s Art Journal, 34:1 (Spring/Summer, 2013)
  • “Cosmology and Transformation in the Work of Michelle Stuart” Woman’s Art Journal, 32:1 (Spring/Summer, 2011)
  • “Eve Sussman’s The Rape of the Sabine Women” invited essay for the exhibition The Rape of the Sabine Women, The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, July 4; September 6, 2006
  • "Artur Zmijewski and Sigalit Landau” invited essays for the exhibition Memorials of Identity: New Media from the Rubell Family Collection, The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, August 3 – October 1, 2006
  • “Alice Aycock” Artists on the Edge, Douglass College and the Rutgers MFA (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Libraries, 2005): 5-11