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Academic Staff

Dr. Monica Lee Steinberg
Assistant Professor


Monica Steinberg

Monica Lee Steinberg received a PhD in Art History from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, joining SMLC in 2019 as an assistant professor. She teaches classes on modern and contemporary art as it intersects with technology, law, and the market, and student assignments frequently involve the realization of creative projects. 

Dr. Steinberg’s research considers art, new media, and law of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, with a specific focus on fictional attribution, legal studies, and humor in a global context. Her writing has appeared in journals such as Art Journal, Art History, American Art, Oxford Art Journal, and elsewhere, and in exhibition catalogues such as the Venice Biennale’s Love Me, Love Me Not: Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its Neighbours and The Abstract Impulse: Fifty Years of Abstraction at the National Academy, 1956-2006.

For a list of publications, digital humanities projects, and other endeavors, see:

Postgraduate Supervision

Ms Anqi Li PhD student (2021-2025)


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