Kirsten Grimstad

Co-Chair & Professor, BA in Liberal Studies Program at Antioch University - Los Angeles

Kirsten Grimstad

Kirsten Grimstad

Co-Chair & Professor, BA in Liberal Studies Program at Antioch University - Los Angeles

Biography

Educational History

Educational History PhD in Comparative Literature, Union Institute & University
MA in Germanic Languages and Literature, Columbia University
BA in German, Barnard College
Biography

Kirsten joined Antioch in spring 2005 after a sixteen-year career at Vermont College, where she served as core faculty advisor and co-director of the Master of Arts Program. When Vermont College was acquired by the Union Institute in 2001, Kirsten was elected chair of the faculty committee that formed to design the governance plan for the newly merged institution and to establish a strong faculty voice in academic decision-making.
Academic Focus

Kirsten’s dissertation research on the German writer Thomas Mann was selected for an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. She is the author of The Modern Revival of Gnosticism and Thomas Mann’s Doktor Faustus, published by Camden House (2002). This study explored the resurgence of Gnosticism, an extreme religious sensibility, dating from the early Christian era, that combines a radically pessimistic view of life and the world with an optimistic belief that the human spirit is itself divine, though lost in an alien and evil world. The reappearance of Gnostic themes across the landscape European literature and thought and in major works by Thomas Mann served as a channel for the extremist revolt of modern artists and writers against social modernity.
Selected Publications

Kirsten’s publications reflect the range of her commitments that include feminist activism. She is the co-author of The New Woman’s Survival Catalog and The New Woman’s Survival Sourcebook, which together compiled a portrait of the organizations and activities of the women’s alternative culture in the 1970s. Alliances with the women artists’ movement in Los Angeles formed through the research on these two books led to the founding of Chrysalis: A Magazine of Women’s Culture. Kirsten served as executive editor and publisher of Chrysalis throughout its brief but far-reaching and memorable years of publication, 1977-1981. She also served as supervising editor on numerous books in the field of art conservation, as consultant to the Getty Conservation Institute and International Council of Museums.

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Director, the J. Paul Getty Museum at J. Paul Getty Trust

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Chairman at Greenbridge Technology, Inc.

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Former Vice President at Viavi Solutions, Inc.

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Vice President, Development at The Los Angeles Conservancy

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Member, Board of Trustees at University of California Santa Barbara Foundation

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Member, Photographs Visiting Committee at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Member, Photographs Council at J. Paul Getty Museum

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Nelson Robinson Jr Professor of Architecture at Harvard University - Graduate School of Design

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Kirsten Grimstad
Co-Chair & Professor, BA in Liberal Studies Program at Antioch University - Los Angeles
Education
MA in Germanic Languages & Literature

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

BA in German

Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.

PhD in Comparative Literature

University offering accredited bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs.

Career History
Co-Chair & Professor, BA in Liberal Studies Program
2005 - Current
Faculty Advisor & Co-Director, Master of Arts Program
Prior

VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS (VCFA) IS A NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION IN THE ARTS, FOSTERING THE EXCELLENCE OF EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS AND ADVANCING THE ARTS TO CREATE A MORE HUMANE WORLD.

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Member, Villa Council
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Chair, Faculty Committee
Prior

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$1,000 - $10K
2017

The J. Paul Getty Trust is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to critical thinking in the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world's artistic legacy. Through the collective and individual work of its constituent Programs—Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Foundation, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Getty Research Institute—it pursues its mission in Los Angeles and throughout the world, serving both the general interested public and a wide range of professional communities with the conviction that a greater and more profound sensitivity to and knowledge of the visual arts and their many histories are crucial to the promotion of a vital and civil society.

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2015

The J. Paul Getty Trust is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to critical thinking in the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world's artistic legacy. Through the collective and individual work of its constituent Programs—Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Foundation, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Getty Research Institute—it pursues its mission in Los Angeles and throughout the world, serving both the general interested public and a wide range of professional communities with the conviction that a greater and more profound sensitivity to and knowledge of the visual arts and their many histories are crucial to the promotion of a vital and civil society.

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2007

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