Cory Pillen received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in nineteenth and early twentieth-century U.S. visual culture. Cory has presented papers at conferences throughout the U.S. and has published articles in the Journal of American Culture, the Chazen Museum of Art Bulletin, and Rutgers Art Review. She is currently working on a book project dealing with posters produced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the 1930s and early 1940s. This project explores various ways the WPA posters addressed contemporary social concerns like leisure, conservation, health, and housing through the promotion of knowledge and literacy.
Cory moved to Durango from West Virginia, where she taught courses in the School of Art and Design, the Honors College, and the Department of History at Marshall University. Prior to attending graduate school, she did curatorial and administrative work at museums in Iowa and Wisconsin.
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