Stephen Eisenman

Towards A Historical Ethology

By, Stephen Eisenman, Professor of Art History at Northwestern University


Stephen F. Eisenman will explore the history of human/animal collaboration in the struggle for autonomy and rights, with an emphasis on the revolutionary period 1789-1815.


Stephen F. Eisenman, professor of Art History at Northwestern, is the author of seven books including Gauguin’s Skirt (1997), The Abu Ghraib Effect (2007), The Cry of Nature: Art and the Making of Animal Rights (2013) and The Ghosts of Our Meat (2014). Eisenman has curated major exhibitions in the United States and Europe, including Design in the Age of Darwin (2007) and The Ecology of Impressionism (2010). From 2008 to 2013, he was a leader of the prison reform organization, Tamms Year Ten. His op-eds and articles on Tamms supermax and prison issues have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times and Monthly Review. Eisenman is also President of the Northwestern University Faculty Senate.