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Chipola College
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Art History, Modernism, Avant-Garde, Weimar Germany, Critical Theory, Siegfried Kracauer, Social History, Photography, Rationalization, Angestellten/White-collar worker
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About Me

Stephanie Bender is an art historian specializing in Modern European art and photography with a focus on the visual culture of Interwar Germany. Within this focus she maintains a critical interest in the social aspects of art and photography. Stephanie earned her PhD from Florida State University in 2019. Her dissertation focuses on photographs of the white-collar middle-class in Weimar Germany as understood through the Critical Theory of Siegfried Kracauer. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Humanities at Chipola College in Marianna, Florida.

Recent Publications

“Cyborgian Salariats: Rationalization and the White-Collar Worker in Sasha Stone’s ‘Hundred-Horse Power Office.’” Screen Bodies: The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology  vol. 7 no. 2 (Berghahn Journals, Fall 2022) *In production

“Ringl + Pit: (Un)Figuring the New Woman.” Binary Modernisms: Re/Appropriations of Modernist Art in the Digital Age, Open Library of Humanities Journal Special Collection (Birkbeck: University of London, 2022). doi:

“Lady Killers and Lust-Murderers: The Lustmord Paintings of Weimar Germany.” Athanor 29 (Tallahassee: Florida State University, 2011): 7-13. Fall 2011.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic