Faculty & Staff

Dr. Cook teaches ART224: Non-Western Art, ART326: Contemporary Art, and ART428: Global Modernisms, and directs the Truman State University Art Gallery. She recently completed her PhD in the history of art and architecture at the University of Pittsburgh.

Her research focuses on the modern art, architecture, and design of Central and Eastern Europe. Using the work of Croatian-American artist Maksimilijan Vanka as a linking thread, her dissertation explored how objects and images related to Croatian folk culture were used to imagine a variety of competing identities in early twentieth-century Yugoslavia.