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Jordan Roserose

Associate Professor


Jordan Rose specializes in 19th- through early 20th-century European Art and is the author of The Revolution Takes Form: Art and the Barricade in Nineteenth-Century France (Penn State University Press, 2024). He is now working on a second book project, provisionally titled Figure/Ground, which will examine the multiple, often contradictory ways in which 19th-century painters, sculptors, and printmakers envisioned the conditions of refugeedom and migration. Undergraduate courses he has taught include "Formations of Modern Art," "Art and the Age of Revolutions," "Art and Modernity," "Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century," "The Image of Work," and "The Production of Nature." At the graduate level, he has led seminars on Art and Value, Theories of the Comic, Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic Theory, Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project, Gershom Scholem's Philosophy of History and Language, and Mediation.

Prior to joining the faculty at UCSD, Rose taught at The University of Vermont and UC Berkeley. He received a Ph.D. in History of Art from UC Berkeley; a M.A. in History of Art from University College London; and a B.A. from UC Santa Cruz in History of Art and Visual Culture.

book cover "The Revolution Takes Form"