Andrea Korda, PhD (University of California, Santa Barbara), MA (Concordia University), BA (Queen's University)

Associate Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

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Associate Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities



My research focuses on 19th-century visual and material culture. Current research projects look at the visual and material cultures of education, children's picture books, and crafting practices. I am one of the organizers of the award-winning Crafting Communities project, along with Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Vanessa Warne, and co-curator (with Heather Caverhill) of the virtual exhibition Photographies, hosted by Bruce Peel Special Collections at the University of Alberta. 

Looking for a podcast? Listen to Victorian Samplings

Are you a crafter? Visit the Crafting Communities website to learn about 19th-century crafts. Click on the "Create" tab for hands-on tutorials!

Interested in visiting an exhibition? 

  • Explore the virtual exhibition Photographies, hosted by Bruce Peel Special Collections at the University of Alberta
  • Engage with 26 unique material objects featured in the online exhibition Victorian Things 


Learn about my recent efforts to bring crafting into the humanities classroom:

Watch me and two students talk about "Crafting in the Humanities Classroom" at the UofA's Festival of Teaching and Learning:


AUART 100 - Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture

This course introduces students to the study of art and visual culture. Students will learn how to analyze images and works of art while engaging with select examples of both historical and contemporary art and visual culture.

AUART 220 - Modern Life, Modern Art

This course examines the development of modern art (c. 1848-1960) as a response to the new conditions and experiences of urban industrial society. We will ask what makes a work of art modern and question the utility of such works of art for the modern age.

AUART 225 - Photography: History and Theory

This course examines the history and theory of photography from its origins in the late 18th-century to the present. We will consider photographs and photographic practices from a number of different perspectives, with an emphasis on the following topics: the nature of photography, personal photography, art photography and documentary photography.

AUART 381 - Selected Topics in Art History and Visual Culture

Selected topics in art history and visual culture. Prerequisite: Third year standing.

AUIDS 301 - Community Partnership Project

The Community Partnership Project is a project-based course in the Augustana Core. With the support of a faculty advisor, students will work in small multidisciplinary groups on a specific issue raised by a community partner. This course introduces students to the skills and knowledge they need to work professionally with community partners, while reinforcing their ability to work collaboratively on a project. Prerequisite: AUIDS 201.

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Featured Publications

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The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies . 2022 May; 31

Elizabeth Bassett, Heather Dean, Andrea Korda, Mary Elizabeth Leighton, and Vanessa Warne.

KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies. 2022 February; 6 (1):1-18 10.18357/kula.222

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Victorian Culture and Experiential Learning, edited by Kevin A. Morrison. 2022 January;

Andrea Korda and Camryn Gau

Artful Encounters: Sites of Visual Inquiry, edited by Christina Smylitopoulos. 2021 January;

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Victorian Network. 2020 October; 9 10.5283/vn.104

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Paedagogica Historica. 2020 June; 56 (3):269-292

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Victorian Artists’ Autograph Replicas: Auras, Aesthetics, Patronage and the Art Market, ed. by Julie Codell. 2020 May;

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Journal of Victorian Culture. 2020 April; 25 (2):200-222

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Childhood by Design: Toys and the Material Culture of Childhood, 1700-present, ed. by Megan Brandow-Faller. 2018 January;

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Word & Image. 2016 November; 32 (4):327-339

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Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline. Ed. by James Elkins, Kristi McGuire, Maureen Burns, Alicia Chester and Joel Kuennen.. 2013 January;

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Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. 2012 January; 11 (1)

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