Getty Research Institute Scholar

The Getty Research Institute is an international center dedicated to providing resources, expertise, and a collaborative environment for scholars, artists, and cultural figures working in residence on art-historical research and publications while contributing to the institute’s intellectual life.

2021-22 Honorees

Elizabeth Otto

Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies

Professor of art history in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies and director of UB’s Humanities Institute starting in fall 2023, Elizabeth Otto, PhD, is internationally recognized for her scholarship in modern and contemporary art and visual culture and the intersections of gender, history, politics and theory. In particular, she is renowned for her scholarship on Bauhaus, the highly influential German art and design school. In 2021-2022, she was a scholar at the Getty Research Institute developing her project on the Bauhaus art movement in the context of German National Socialism. In 2022-2023, Otto has fellowships at the Germany’s Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.