Dr. Catherine J. Jolivette


Art and Design

Role: Faculty Emeritus
Campus: Springfield



  • PhD, Art History, Pennsylvania State University, 2003
  • MA (Hons.), Fine Art, The University of Edinburgh, 1996


  • ART 271 History of Western Art I
  • ART 272 History of Western Art II
  • ART 378 Women and Art
  • ART 280 Modern Art
  • ART 484 Contemporary Art
  • ART 492 Methodology of Art History/Art and Theory

Research and professional interests

  • Art history
  • 20th-century British art
  • International contemporary art
  • Critical theory

 Selected publications:

  • British Art in the Nuclear Age, Ashgate Publication Company, August 2014
  • “Displays of Power: Telling the Story of British nuclear physics at the 1951 Festival of Britain,” 4th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester University, Manchester, England, July 2013
  • “Science, Art and Landscape in the Nuclear Age,” ­in David Peters Corbett and Lisa Tickner, eds., British Art in the Cultural Field, 1939-69, Wiley-Blackwell (October 2012), also published as a journal article in  Art History, vol 34. No. 4 (April 2012)
  • Landscape, Art and Identity in Britain in the 1950s, Ashgate Publication Company, May 2009
  • “London Pride: 1951 and Figurative Sculpture at the South Bank Exhibition”, Sculpture Journal (Liverpool University Press), Autumn 2008 (volume 17.2), pp.23-36, autumn 2008

Awards and honors

  • Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Diversity and Inclusion in Teaching Award, Missouri State University, May 2017
  • Historians of British Art Book Prize for an Exemplary Multi-authored Book, for British Art in the Nuclear Age, February 2016
  • Honors College, Director's Award for Outstanding Faculty Research, Missouri State University, April 2015
  • College of Arts and Architecture 2012 Alumni Award in art history, The Pennsylvania State University, February 2012