Lauren Freese

Lauren Freese

Assistant Professor


W M Lee Center for Fine Arts 106

Phone: (605) 677-5733


Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Lauren Freese earned her PhD in art history in 2017 from the University of Iowa.

Teaching Interests:

American art history, nineteenth- and twentieth-century art history, social art history, interdisciplinary approaches

Research Interests:

American art history, print culture, food studies, American studies and material culture


  • Ph D, American Art History, University of Iowa, 2017
  • MA, Art History, University of Iowa, 2013
  • BA, Art History & Business Administration, Hamline University, 2011


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Freese, Lauren. Feeding the Conscience: Philanthropic Food Distribution and Difference in the Popular Press. Edited by Shana Klein and Guy Jordan, 14. Vol. 3, Iss. 2. Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art, 2017.
  • Freese, Lauren. "Still Life at the Intersection: Louis Lozowick's Politics and Aesthetics", 217-229. Vol. 15, Iss. 2. American Communist History, 2016. (DOI:


  • Freese, Lauren. Thirsty Artists: George Luks's Depictions of Drinking and Dining in the Popular Press. Presented at the Midwest Art History Society, Indianapolis, Indiana. (April 5, 2018)
  • Freese, Lauren. Exploring the Visual Culture of Grains: Selections from "Boiled, Baked & Brewed". Presented at the Figge Art Museum, Curator Talk, Davenport, Iowa. (March 29, 2018)
  • Freese, Lauren. Feeding the Conscience: Depictions of Charitable Food Distribution in the Progressive Era. Presented at the College Art Association, New York City, New York. (February 2017)
  • Freese, Lauren. Eating Creatively: William Glackens's At Mouquin's, French Restaurants, and the Fashioning of a Creative Space. Presented at the Southeastern College Art Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (October 2015)
  • Freese, Lauren. Consuming Italians: John Sloan's Renganeschi's Saturday Night. Presented at the Southeastern College Art Conference, Sarasota, Florida. (October 2014)