Colleen Stockmann is a visual and material culture scholar and an interdisciplinary educator. Stockmann has a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in Art History and holds a BA in Studio Art from Macalester College. She spent a decade in San Francisco curating at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center.

As an assistant professor of art history at Gustavus Adolphus College in St Peter, MN, Stockmann teaches a range of courses in art history and arts entrepreneurship including a networked global history of pigments and a history of data visualization in print culture. Their research focuses on drawing, botanical illustration, and popular art instruction manuals from the eighteenth- through nineteenth centuries in the United States and the Atlantic world.


American Society for Environmental History, Boston, MA 2023

Why We Weed: The Politics of Plants in the Nineteenth-Century United States

College Art Association, New York, NY 2023

Unsettling the Syllabus: Applying the Principles of Emergent Strategy to Visual Culture Pedagogy and Implicit Lessons: The Sociality of Instructional Texts from 1793 to 1993

Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium, Washington, DC 2022

Stewarding a Fractured Landscape: Potted Plants in Tenement Housing


Always curious about collaborations or glad to field questions about my research, teaching, and side projects. Feel free to connect via the contact form below or one of these: Linkedin | Instagram | Work