Instructor of Art History Survey
Dr. Maggie Hazard is a historian of photography, 19th and 20th century visual culture, and US cultural history with a focus on the US Civil War era. She received her PhD in art history in 2019 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Maggie’s research explores the cultural impact of photographs and their ability to influence cultural and social norms as well as the implications of the control of official narratives and public perception through the suppression and censorship of photographs in systems of control. The scope of her work also increasingly extends into Black studies as well as global questions of the cultural impact and messaging of traumatic photographs. Maggie’s has presented portions of her research at several conferences including the College Art Association (CAA), the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA), and the Society of Civil War Historians (SCWH). She has published her work in the journal Civil War History
and is currently working on a book project based on her dissertation as well as several articles which synthesize her scholarly inquiries. Maggie teaches a large variety of courses in photo history and art history at institutions in the Chicago area and the Midwest, including Introduction to Art and Contemporary Art
at Ball State University. She currently serves on the NCSA Board, and the NCSA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and is chair of the NCSA Travel Awards Committee for 2023-2024.