- Fulbright Award (2015)
- United Kingdom
Melody Deusner is an associate professor in the Department of Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU. She joined IU's faculty as an assistant professor in 2012. Prior to joining IU, Deusner served as a Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art at Northwestern University from 2010 to 2012 and an instructor in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware from 2004 to 2006. Deusner also holds museum experience with positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Biggs Museum of American Art, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art. Her research interests include American art and mass culture to 1945; nineteenth and early twentieth-century European art; museum history and institutional critique; art, patronage, and the business world; and historical intersections of visual art and networked technologies. Deusner received a B.A. in Art History and English from Rhodes College in 1999 and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Delaware in 2004 and 2011.
Deusner served as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom in 2016. She was also named a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 2016 and received IU Trustees Teaching Awards in 2014 and 2017. She is a member of the College Art Association, Association of Art Historians, Association of Historians of American Art, North American Victorian Studies Association, and the Indiana University Network Institute.