Melissa Geisler Trafton

professor melissa trafton

Visual Arts Department
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D.,  University of California, Berkeley
Fields: 19th and 20th-century art history; global contemporary art; American art and print culture



Contact Information

Office Phone: 508-793-3480
Office: Fenwick 445    Box: 60A


Melissa Geisler Trafton is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Visual Arts. She teaches courses in nineteenth and twentieth-century art, as well as global contemporary art. Her interests include the history of collecting, printed ephemera and visual culture, and artist collectives. Before coming to Holy Cross, she taught at the University of New Hampshire, and has held curatorial positions in a variety of museums. She has been the exhibitions coordinator for the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, and the Adjunct Curator & Managing Editor for, a digital project of the Cape Ann Museum.