Susanna Newbury

Associate Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism
Expertise: Contemporary Art, Art History, Economic Geography, Urban Studies


Art historian Susanna Newbury is an expert on the social history of 20th- and 21st-century art, histories of photography and architecture, urban studies, and economic geography. She writes frequently on topics of contemporary art, photography, and architecture for both scholarly and critical journals.

In addition to teaching art history at UNLV, Newbury sits on the trustee board of the Nevada Humanities Council, a statewide organization that fosters cultural enrichment and connection for all Nevadans through grants and public programming.

She is also an author. Her book, Speculations: Art, Real Estate and Global Los Angeles, is forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press. A second book project, Photography beyond Index, is underway, as well as a study of risk and art in the experience economy.




  • Ph.D., Yale University
  • M.A., Yale University
  • B.A., Oberlin College

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