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 the avant-garde. 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 in 2011, and PI for the project “Southern Modernisms” (2014-2015; funded by FCT). She is currently PI for the project “Iberian Modernisms and the Primitivist Imaginary” (AAC nº 02/SAICT/2017 – 029837; COMPETE 2020; FCT) and director of the Art History Institute of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.
History of Art Department
Research unit: Art History Institute (IHA)
Research areas: Art theory, Art History's theory and practices, Historiography of Art History, Modernism, Urban Studies