Hilary Robinson-Center for the Arts in Society - Carnegie Mellon University

Hilary Robinson

Professor of Art Theory & Criticism, College of Fine Arts

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: CFA 411
Phone: 412.268.2409


Hilary Robinson trained as an artist in Newcastle, England, then earned an MA in Cultural History at the Royal College of Art in London, then a PhD in feminist art theory at the University of Leeds, England. As well as writing numerous papers, she has published ‘Feminism-Art-Theory 1968-2000: an anthology’; ‘Reading Art, Reading Irigaray: the politics of art by women’; ‘Visibly Female: women and art today’, and the first three editions of ‘The Rough Guide to Venice’. She is currently working on a new edition of the ‘Feminism Art-Theory’ anthology, and also on a history of the women’s movement in art. Her other areas of interest include art criticism, performance art, and the impact of the arts and cultural industries on post-industrial cities.

Hilary is a former Dean of the College of Fine Arts (2005-2010). Before moving to Pittsburgh to take up that position she was Head of School at the University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she was also Professor of the Politics of Art.