Andrew Weinstein

Adjunct Professor

A specialist in modern and contemporary art with a focus on art theory and on Holocaust representation, Andrew Weinstein earned his BA at Brown University, MA degrees at the University of Pennsylvania and New York University, and his PhD at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. Dr. Weinstein has presented papers at the Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Association for Jewish Studies, College Art Association, International Congress of the Society for the Philosophical Study of Genocide and the Holocaust, and the Modern Language Association, and has lectured for The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford University, and Road Scholars (previously known as Elderhostel). He has contributed academic essays to Absence/Presence: Critical Essays on the Artistic Memory of the Holocaust (Syracuse, 2005); Complex Identities: Jewish Consciousness and Modern Art. (Rutgers, 2001); Contemporary Portrayals of Auschwitz and Genocide: Philosophical Challenges (Humanity Books, 2000) and The Holocaust, Art, and Taboo  – Transatlantic Exchanges on the Ethics and Aesthetics of  Representation (Winter Verlag, 2010). Criticism and fiction by Dr. Weinstein have appeared in American Book Review, Bloomsbury Review, Boulevard, High Plains Literary Review, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, Studies in Short Fiction, zingmagazine and other publications.

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