Sara Desvernine Reed, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Art History, University of Delaware
MA, Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University
BA, Art History, University of Colorado at Boulder
Sara currently teaches the graduate level course in history and theory of interior environments in the Department of Interior Design. She enjoys working with students to develop their research interests and enrich their design practice through historical and theoretical analysis.
Sara’s doctoral work at the University of Delaware focused on American material culture studies with an emphasis on American art and decorative arts. However, her dissertation expands further into the Atlantic world by examining domestic advice found in Cuban popular magazines during the 1950s and 1960s, uncovering ideals of modernity and domesticity during a critical time of shifting ideologies.