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Heather Belnap

Associate Professor
Comparative Arts and Letters

3052 JFSB & 208 HRCB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Contemporary Art
MW 1:15-2:30
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Art & Architecture of Eighteenth-Century Europe
MW 10:30-11:45
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Biography

Heather Belnap is Associate Professor of Art History and European Studies Coordinator at Brigham Young University, as well as an affiliate of the Global Women’s Studies program. Her research focuses on women in post-Revolutionary French art, fashion, and culture; religion and art in the modern era; transatlantic culture and Mormonism, c. 1900; and Mormon women’s history. She is the co-editor, along with Temma Balducci and Pamela Warner, of Interior Portraiture and Masculine Identity in France, 1789-1914 (Ashgate, 2011) and its pendant volume, Women, Femininity, and Public Space in European Visual Culture, 1789-1914 (Ashgate, 2014). Her latest book project, a critical biography of Minerva Teichert, is under contract with University of Illinois Press. Undergraduate courses that Professor Belnap frequently teaches include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European art, modern art, contemporary art, women in art, and intro to European studies. University citizenship includes overseeing the BYU European Studies program, serving on the General Education Study Abroad (SAGE) executive committee member, and representing the College of Humanities on BYU’s Faculty Advisory Council (FAC), where she is co-chair of the benefits & compensation committee. Professor Belnap is a regional representative for The Feminist Art Project.

Degrees

BA, Brigham Young University, 1994
MA, Brigham Young University, 1997
PhD, University of Kansas, 2007

Interests

Travel, gardening, running, fashion, feminism, social compassion

Research Interests

Dr. Belnap's research focuses on women in post-Revolutionary French art, fashion, and culture; religion and art in the modern era; transatlantic culture and Mormonism; and Mormon women’s history. She is the co-editor of pendant volumes on gender and representation in the long nineteenth century: Interior Portraiture and Masculine Identity in France and Women, Femininity, and Public Space in European Visual Culture. Her most recent book publication is Marianne Meets the Mormons: Representations of Mormonism in Nineteenth-century France, co-authored by Corry Cropper and Daryl Lee (Illinois UP, 2022).Current projects include a survey of Utah women in the arts from 1880-1950, a critical biography of Minerva Teichert, and two special journal issues on race in Mormon art and and mid-century Utah women artists.

Teaching Interests

Professor Belnap frequently teaches undergraduate courses in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European art, modern art, contemporary art, women in art, and Latter-day Saint art, along with introduction to European studies.

Education

  • PH.D., ART HISTORY , UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS (2007)
  • MA, HUMANITIES , BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY (1997)
  • BA, HUMANITIES , BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY (1994)

Honors and Awards

  • College of Humanities Professorship, College of Humanities (2021 - 2024)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Award, Phi Kappa Phi (2022 - 2022)
  • Certain Women Art Exhibition 2021 Advocate of the Year Award, Certain Women (2021 - 2021)
  • Humanities+ Fellow, College of Humanities (2020 - 2021)
  • Honoree, Jann Haworth and Courtney Giles, Utah Women 2020 mural (2020 - 2020)
  • Humanities+ Experiential Learning Educator Award, BYU College of Humanities (2020 - 2020)
  • John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Faculty Award, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies (2020 - 2020)
  • Women's Research Initiative Grant, BYU (2020 - 2020)
  • Humanities Center Fellow, Humanities Center (2015 - 2018)

Administrative Assignments

  • European Studies: International Area Studies Coordinator (2017 - Present)

Memberships

  • Mormon Scholars in the Humanities (2020 - Present)
  • AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research, & Exhibition (2019 - Present)
  • Global Mormon Studies (2018 - Present)
  • Pi Delta Phi (2017 - Present)
  • Mormon Women's History Initiative (2016 - Present)
  • Mormon History Association (2015 - Present)
  • The European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art (2014 - Present)
  • The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) (2012 - Present)
  • National Women's Studies Honor Society (2011 - Present)
  • Société de Dix-Neuvièmistes (2011 - Present)
  • Historians of Eighteenth-century Art and Architecture (2009 - Present)
  • American Society for Eighteenth-century Studies (2005 - Present)
  • Nineteenth-century French Studies (2004 - Present)
  • Association of Historians of Nineteenth-century Art (2001 - Present)
  • College Art Association (1998 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Other, The Feminist Art Project (2015 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, College Art Association (2021 - 2024)
  • Committee/Council Member, Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art & Architecture (2019 - 2022)
  • Adjudicator, Certain Women Art Collective (2021 - 2021)
  • Adjudicator, Church History Museum (2021 - 2021)
  • Committee/Council Chair, Provo Arts Council (2017 - 2018)
  • Committee/Council Member, College Art Association's Committee for Women in the Arts (2015 - 2018)

Courses Taught

Publications

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