Caitlin Dalton is a Doctoral Candidate and Deans' Scholar in the History of Art & Architecture at Boston University. Her dissertation focuses on post-World War II print culture and pedagogy in both East and West Germany. In 2013, Caitlin joined the faculty at the BAC, where she teaches the history of modern and contemporary art. She is particularly interested in ways in which artists and architects situate their own work vis-à-vis shifting cultural contexts. Caitlin has also worked as a printmaker and curatorial assistant. She received her MA in 2011 from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where she was a distinguished Friends Geoffrey Agnew Scholar. In 2012, she delivered talks at Brown University and Goldsmiths College on 1930s print culture in Germany.
As a student and professor in the history of art, Caitlin considers the art school environment a vital site for intellectual and creative productivity. In her classes, she encourages a thoughtful dialogue around the role and responsibility of the artist within broader political and cultural frameworks. She also asks students to look at objects and images longer than they normally would be accustomed, in order to allow for technical details and subtle nuances to come to the surface.