Associate Professor of Art History
Katherine Kaford Papineau received her Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also completed her M.A. in 2008. Her research interests include the development of modern home in post-war America, the history of domesticity, material culture, practices of everyday life, the interior, collecting, consumption and display. Before coming to UCSB, Katie earned her B.A. at Wellesley College in the fields of Architecture and French Cultural Studies, studied Architectural Design at MIT and studied Renaissance Architecture and Urban Planning in Florence with Syracuse University.
Katie spent the 2010-2011 academic year as a research fellow at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara researching and writing for the exhibition, Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch House, part of the Getty-funded initiative “Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980.”