Heidi Nasstrom Evans
Heidi Nasstrom Evans specializes in 19th- and 20th-century American and European visual culture. She is particularly interested in the Simple Life Movement in the United States, Great Britain, and Europe (1870-1930), which was the subject of her doctoral dissertation (2008), and exhibition she curated for the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens. Her essay, “Jane Byrd McCall Whitehead: Cofounder of the Byrdcliffe Art School” (Nancy Green, et. al. Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony,exhib. cat., Ithaca, NY: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 2004) received the 2007 Henry Allen Moe Prize, NY State Historical Association. She was formerly Assistant Chair of the Corcoran’s History of Decorative Arts Program, and has taught there since its inception in 1996. After earning a Ph.D. in American Studies with an emphasis on material culture studies at University of MD, College Park (2008), she spent 2008-2009 teaching American Studies research methods as Visiting Assistant Professor, and Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies. Nasstrom Evans has a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies (University of MD, College Park, 2002); a MA in History of Decorative Arts History (Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Parsons School of Design, 1996); and a BFA in Restoration of Decorative Arts (Fashion Institute of Technology, 1993).