Ph.D. Princeton University
Professor Athanassoglou-Kallmyer received a Licence ès Lettres from the University of Paris (Sorbonne), a Ph.D. from the School of Philosophy (University of Thessaloniki, Greece), and a Ph.D. in Art History (Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University).
She specializes in the history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European art with emphasis on the art and culture of France from the 1780s to the early 1900s. She is interested in the history of ideas and issues of political and social ideologies as they intersect with aesthetic and critical responses, and in the interaction between artistic production and popular, folkloric, and mass culture.
She is the recipient of the CAA's Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize for best article in The Art Bulletin, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a J. P. Getty Fellowship, a Mellon Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania (declined), a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, a Senior Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), a J. Stanley Seeger Fellowship at Princeton University, an ACLS grant, and an American Philosophical Society fellowship.
Her book Cézanne and Provence: The Painter in His Culture (Chicago, 2003) was a finalist for the CAA's Charles Rufus Morey Book Award. Her book French Images from the Greek War of Independence, 1821-1830: Art and Politics under the Restoration (Yale, 1989) was a runner-up for the CINOA book award.
She is the author of French Images from the Greek War of Independence, 1821-1830: Art and Politics under the Restoration (Yale, 1989); Eugène Delacroix: Prints, Politics, and Satire (Yale, 1991); Cézanne and Provence: The Painter in His Culture (Chicago, 2003); and Théodore Géricault (Phaidon, 2010). Along with numerous articles in scholarly journals, she has published essays in edited volumes, including Frankreich, 1815-1830 (Franz Steiner Verlag, 1993); The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix (Cambridge, 2001); Critical Terms in Art History (2nd ed., Chicago, 2003); The Grotesque in Art (Cambridge, 2003); Repenser la Restauration (Nouveau Monde, 2005); Paris 1820 (Peter Lang, 2006); and L'impressionnisme: Du plein air au territoire (Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2013).
She was the guest editor of The Art Journal's issue on Romanticism (1993) and served as the Book Review Editor of The Art Bulletin from 1995 to 1998.
She served as Editor-in-Chief of The Art Bulletin, 2017-2020.
She has taught as visiting professor at Princeton University in 1993, 1995, and 2002.
In 2019, she was the Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts (NYU).