Nina Dubin

Associate Professor,
Department of Art History

Major interests: 
Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century French Art; Aesthetics, Economics and Urbanism Since 1700

Selected Works:


  • Futures & Ruins: Eighteenth-Century Paris and the Art of Hubert Robert (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2010; released in paperback, 2013).


Articles and Essays

  • "Ruine,” in Wolfgang Cillessen, Martin Miersch and Rolf Reichardt, eds., Lexikon der Revolutions-Ikonographie in der europäischen Bildpublizistik, 1789-1889 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, forthcoming).
  • “Anti-Edifice: Jean Barbault’s Rome Moderne,” in Rebecca Zorach, ed., The Virtual Tourist in Renaissance Rome: Printing and Collecting the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008), 85-93.
  • “Robert des Ruines,” Cabinet 20 (January, 2006): 92-97. 


  • 2013-2014 Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • 2013-2014 Stanford Humanities Center External Faculty Fellowship (declined)
  • 2013-2014 Mellon Fellowship, The Huntington Library (declined)
  • Fall, 2013 Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Fellowship (declined)
  • 2012, 2009 Dean’s Research Prize, College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2010, 2009 Faculty Scholarship Support Program, University of Illinois at Chicago 
  • 2007-2008 Institute for the Humanities, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2005-2006 Getty Research Institute Residential Fellowship, Los Angeles
  • 2002-2005 David E. Finley Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.                
  • 2002-2003 Fulbright Award (declined)    

Contact Information

Location: 208A HH
Phone: (312) 355-2151