Joana Cunha Leal teaches graduate and post-graduate courses on nineteenth and early twentieth century art, art theory and historiography. Her recent work privileges the study of Iberian modernisms and avant-garde circulations. Her research project “Other Modernisms? The case of Amadeo Souza Cardoso” was awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship in 2010. She was also a fellow of the Stone Summer Theory Institute for two years (2010-11) and PI of two research projects funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology: “Southern Modernisms” (2014-2015), and “Iberian Modernisms and the Primitivist Imaginary” (2018-2022). She was director of the NOVA FCSH Art History Institue between 2016 and 2022, and acts currently as deputy director in the new board elected for the 2023-2025 term.
History of Art Department
Associate Professor (with Habilitation)
Research unit: Art History Institute (IHA)
Research areas: Art theory, Art History's theory and practices, Historiography of Art History, Modernism, Urban Studies