M.A. and B.A., Yale University
Twentieth-Century Art History and Aesthetic Theory
Primary research areas: The Weimar Republic and post-WW II German Art and Culture. Publications include: The Collages of Kurt Schwitters: Tradition and Innovation and German Drawings of the 60s, and contributions to exhibition catalogues and scholarly volumes in the United States and Europe. She was also Contributing Editor to Art on Paper and Critical Matrix. Before coming to Pratt, Dietrich was Chair of Arts and Humanities at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and earlier, Curator of Prints and Drawings and Director of the Morse Research Center at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. She held teaching appointments at Yale University, Princeton University, MIT, Washington University, Duke University and Boston University. She recently was a Senior ResearchFellow at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, England. She is currently working on Art and Technology in the former Republic of East Germany.