University of Mississippi

Dr. Kris Belden-Adams


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Assistant Professor of Art
Art History

MPh, PhD, City University of New York Graduate Center
MA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago




Dr. Kris Belden-Adams received her PhD in Modern and contemporary art history with a specialization in the history of photography from the City University of New York Graduate Center. She also has an MA in Art History, Theory, and Criticism with a concentration in contemporary art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Her scholarly work on the history of art, photography and visual culture has been published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photographies, Southern Studies, Afterimage, and Cabinet.

Dr. Belden-Adams is the editor of the book Photography and Failure (2017, Bloomsbury). She has contributed two chapters to that volume, as well as to a forthcoming book on before-and-after photography (2017). Her current research focuses on vernacular photography, including composite portraiture and the selfie.