Joan Marter and Aliza Edelman
Co-editor Joan M. Marter is Distinguished Professor Emerita at Rutgers University. A recipient of numerous prestigious honors, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Women’s Caucus for Art and a Distinguished Feminist Award from the College Art Association, Marter has edited and contributed to many critically acclaimed artist monographs, exhibition catalogues, and volumes, including the Grove Encyclopedia of American Art; Women of Abstract Expressionism (Yale Univ. Press/Denver Art Museum, 2016); Action, Gesture, Paint: Women Artists of Global Abstraction, 1940–1970 (Whitechapel, 2023); and Abstract Expressionists: The Women (Merrell, 2023).
Co-editor Aliza Rachel Edelman holds a B.A. from Smith College and Ph.D. from Rutgers University.
Her research interests span the modern Americas and the Middle East, with an emphasis on the art of the post-war United States and Brazil, the transnational histories of abstraction and concretism, and gender and sexuality in a global context. A regular contributor to WAJ, her scholarly work is published in international catalogues and volumes, including Judith Lauand: Desvio Concreto (Masp, 2022); Transnational Belonging and Female Agency in the Arts (Bloomsbury, 2022); Purity is a Myth: Materiality in Concrete Art in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay (Getty Research Institute, 2021); and American Women Artists, 1935–1970—Gender, Culture, and Politics (Routledge, 2016).
Book Reviews Editor
Book reviews editor Alison Poe holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers. Her research focuses on late antique iconography and the reception of Greek and Roman antiquity in a variety of visual and material-culture contexts, including contemporary fashion, modern sculpture (with WAJ co-editor-in-chief Aliza Edelman), and illustrated children’s compendia of myth. She co-edited the collected volume Receptions of Antiquity, Constructions of Gender in European Art, 1300-1600 (Brill, 2015) with Marice Rose. She has taught ancient and medieval art history at Rutgers and Drew University in person and for Fairfield University online.
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