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Kris Groberg

Associate Professor
Art History



Office: Renaissance Hall 324H 

Phone: (701) 231-8359


  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota [summa cum laude]
  • M.A. North Dakota State University
  • B.A. Moorhead State University

Dr. Kristi Groberg is Associate Professor of Art History at NDSU. She earned her Ph.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Minnesota. The title of her dissertation is "Petropolitan Reliquary: Temple of the Resurrection on the Blood, 1881-1998" (Pp. 467). Her academic specialty is the History of Russian Art and Architecture. Her research interests include the Iconography of the Russian Orthodox Church, Images of Sophia in Russian Culture, the Devil in Russian Art, Russian Decadence & Symbolism and, most recently, the Study of Sacred Space (Hierotopy). She has taught at Concordia College, Duke University, F-M Communiversity, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and Norwich University.

Groberg has published in the journals AlexandriaARTMarginsCanadian-American Slavic StudiesCistercian Studies QuarterlyExplorationsModern Greek Studies YearbookModern JudaismRussian LiteratureRussian ReviewSociety of Historians of East European & Russian Art & Architecture BulletinSlavic ReviewTheosophical History, and Women: East-West. She is editor of A Missionary for History: Essays in Honor of Simon Dubnov (University of Minnesota, 1998), and author of the introduction, an article on the artistic relationship between Dubnov and his daughter, and a multi-lingual Dubnov bibliography in that work. Her published work includes eight bio-bibliographical essays on women artist-writers in Dictionary of Russian Women Writers (1994); essays in Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and the Soviet Union (1992); essays in European Women in Immigration (1994); a multi-lingual compilation of the works of Vladimir Solov'ev: A Bibliography (1998), and; a chapter on Satanism in Silver Age Russian Art in The Occult in Russian and Soviet Art (Cornell, 1997), among others. She has published in English, Hebrew, Hungarian, and Russian. Groberg is a frequent lecturer on Russian Art History at such institutions as the Duke University Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Museum of Russian Art, the Center for Russian & East European Studies at the University of Kansas, the Russian & East European Center at the University of Illinois, and at area universities. She often curates or serves as a consultant for exhibitions. She is the recipient of three NEH grants, the Basil Laourdas Fellowship at the University of Minnesota, five Associateships at the University of Illinois Center for Russian & East European Studies, and a Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the Association for Art, Literature & Music in Symbolism & Decadence, the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies, the Association for Women in Slavic Studies, the Institute of Modern Russian Culture (USC), Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the Society of Historians of East European & Russian Art & Architecture, and the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre. She regularly presents papers on her research at national and international conferences and symposia. In 2009 she was awarded the College of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences Outstanding Research Award. In 2013, she as the keynote speaker at the annual Hamline University Symposium of the Humanities, presented her research to NDSU’s Women in Research group, and participated in NDSU’s Punk Archaeology Conference. She is currently a member of the College of AHSS Promotion, Tenure, and Evaluation Committee. She has several forthcoming book chapters, scholarly articles, and book reviews.

At NDSU Groberg teaches Intro to Art History, Art History I-II, Art Theory & Criticism, Contemporary Art, American Art, Russian Art & Architecture, Decadent & Symbolist Art, 1900: Urban Art & Architecture of the Fin-de-Siecle, Necrotecture: Design for Death, and oversees Independent Studies and baccalaureate projects in the department’s Art History track. She curates the NDSU Art Cinema program, which is in its ninth year and has served over 13,000 people, and has organized field trips to Minneapolis and Chicago.

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Phone: +1 (701) 231-8818
Campus address: Renaissance Hall 100
Physical/delivery address: 650 NP Avenue, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2332 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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