Lucienne Auz, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Lucienne Auz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Art
Office location

Lucas Hall, Room 214

Office hours

Please schedule an appointment to meet with me.


(402) 465-2529


My research and teaching interests span the disciplines of contemporary art history and disability studies. This intersectional approach offers an alternative method for the critical study of visual representation and a deeper understanding of human experience. Currently, I am researching the history of Outsider Art and non-profit art centers that serve artists with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities. Other research and teaching interests include socially engaged art, art conservation and technical art history, and ethical issues of the art world. 


Ph.D. Art History, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

M.S. Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Design and Architecture, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

B.A. Printmaking, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

Courses taught

ARH 1010 Survey of Western Art History: Ancient to Medieval 

ARH 1020 Survey of Western Art History: Renaissance to the 21st Century   

ARH 1900 Art on the Edge: 1945 to the Present Day

ART 3000 Art Theory and Criticism

ARH 3700 Disability in the Arts

ARH 3800 Themes in Art: Critiques, Challenges, and Transformations

ART 3980 Junior Project

ART 4980 Senior Capstone 

Research and academic interests

Modern and Contemporary Art 

Art Theory and Criticism 

Disability Arts

Technical Art History

Service interests

NWU Trans Initiative Subcommittee 

Nebraska Values-Based Education Coalition

YWCA Board Member

Live Yes Studio Board Member

CAA Committee on Diversity Practices

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards

The College Art Association

The Disability History Association