Dana Byrd

Affiliation: Art History
Associate Professor of Art History, on leave for the 2023–2024 academic year
Dana E. Byrd is a scholar of American art and material culture.

Her research engages with questions of place and the role of objects in everyday life. Her book manuscript, “Reconstructions: The Material Culture of the Plantation, 1861-1877,” examines the experience of the plantation during the Civil War through the end of Reconstruction.


  • PhD, Yale University, 2012
  • MA, Yale University
  • BA, University of Delaware/Winterthur Program in Early American Culture