SOVA | Annie Ronan
School of Visual Arts, SOVA, Virginia Tech, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Art, Creative Technologies, Art History
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Annie Ronan

Assistant Professor of Art History


Office: 351F Henderson Hall

Phone: 540-231-5547




A specialist in American art and visual culture, Annie Ronan earned her Ph.D. in art history from Stanford University in 2015. Animal studies, eco-criticism, and the history of science inspire her research, which, to date, has largely focused on the representation of creaturely life during the long nineteenth century. Her writing has appeared in American Art, and her research has been supported by The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her current book project investigates the racial politics of animal art from the Reconstruction era.


At SOVA, Dr. Ronan offers courses on modern and contemporary art. Her 2019-20 offerings include American & European Art Since 1900, African American Art, American Art to 1914, and The Art of the Natural History Museum.