Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Elizabeth Lisot has been teaching art history classes at the University of Dallas
since 2007. Her specialties include Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, nineteenth-century
French painting, and critical theory. She has also taught courses in aesthetics /
art historical methodologies (Ancient to Post-Modern), medieval art (including Early
Christian, Byzantine and Islamic), American art, and both semesters of UD's core art
and architecture survey class.
Dr. Lisot received her doctorate in aesthetic studies, with a focus in art history, from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her dissertation, "Passion, Penance and Mystical Union: Early Modern Catholic Polemics in the Religious Paintings of Federico Barocci," contextualizes the artist's work within Franciscan contemplative practices and the Tridentine doctrinal concerns of the early modern period. It demonstrates Barocci's significant influence on later Baroque artists such as Peter Paul Rubens and Bartolomé Murillo. Lisot completed her M.A. in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art history and her B.F.A. in studio art at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Additionally, as an undergraduate, she attended the University of California, Los Angeles and the Sorbonne, University of Paris. As part of her graduate studies, she took courses in Renaissance and Baroque art history in Rome and Florence.
As part of her commitment to student centered teaching, Dr. Lisot serves as an advisory member on senior thesis committees for art history majors and has helped students find employment in the art field after graduation, as well as gain entry into graduate programs at other universities.
Recent projects include bringing an Egyptologist to guest lecturer at the University of Dallas during the Dallas Museum of Art's King Tutankhamen exhibition, writing a review of the recent Federico Barocci exhibition, L'incanto del colore, held in Siena, Italy in 2010, and teaching Art and Architecture of Rome at UD's Eugene Constantin Campus in Rome.
Research from Dr. Lisot's Ph.D. dissertation is currently being used as part of the basis for a four-hundred year anniversary exhibition commemorating the death of Federico Barocci to be held at the St. Louis Museum of Art, Missouri, in 2012.
Dr. Lisot is a member of the Renaissance Society of America, the College Art Association and a secular Discalced Carmelite.