Deborah Saleeby-Mulligan

Director of Experiential Learning


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Deborah Saleeby-Mulligan, Ph.D. is the Director of Experiential Learning. She joined the Manhattanville faculty as a Visiting Professor in 2011,and was given a full-time appointment in 2014. Dr. Saleeby-Mulligan holds a Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of CUNY, where she had a double specialty in contemporary art and the native arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. She teaches a wide variety of art history courses at Manhattanville, including courses focusing on non-Western art, Contemporary Art, and Museum Studies. Before teaching at Manhattanville University, she was an assistant archivist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Department of The Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Dr. Saleeby-Mulligan is an expert on contemporary Irish political art, and her book, Painting the Irish Conflict, is the only full-length study of the most celebrated and successful Irish mural artist, Gerard “Mo chara” Kelly. She has also published on contemporary American and Korean art. Dr. Saleeby-Mulligan is a member of the College Art Association and the Print Club of New York, and works as a freelance curator and art collector’s advisor in New York City.

African Art
The Body in Art and Visual Culture
Contemporary Art
Islamic Art
Mexican Muralists
Native American Art
The Nude: The Female Body in Art

History, BA, C.W. Post, Long Island University
Art History, MA, Hunter College, The City University of New York
Modern and Contemporary Art, PhD, The Graduate school and University Center, The City University of New Yrok
Violated Bodies: New Languages for Justice and Humanity

Co-curated with Kyunghee Pyun. The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, 2017. 

Painting the Irish Conflict: The Belfast Murals of Gerard Mo chara Kelly

LAP Lambert Publishing, 2009.
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