Dr. Allison M. Stagg
Dr. Allison M. Stagg is an art historian, with a focus on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American art, especially print culture and visual humor. She received an undergraduate degree from Mary Washington College in Virginia, U.S.A., and a Masters and Ph.D. in Art History from University College London in England. Dr. Stagg has held positions at the British Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Morris-Jumel Mansion in New York, and the Technische Universität Berlin. In 2016, Dr. Stagg was appointed Visiting Professor in American Art History at the John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin. She has previously taught American art history courses at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies in Mainz. Dr. Stagg has been awarded prestigious fellowships to support her scholarship on American art and culture, most recently from the American Philosophical Society, the New-York Historical Society, the New York Public Library, the Lewis Walpole Library at Yale University, the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Terra Foundation for American Art, the German Historical Institute, and the Gerda Henkel Stiftung. Dr. Stagg has published widely, contributing articles and reviews to Print Quarterly, Visual Culture in Britain, The Journal for Art Market Studies, and Panorama. She is presently acting as research curator at the Mark Twain Center for transatlantic relations in Heidelberg, where she is organizing the temporary Spring 2020 exhibition “Travel is fatal to prejudice - Mark Twain in Heidelberg”.