She is a specialist in the social history of 19th and 20th century European and American art with a particular interest in representations of class and gender in Belgian art. She has published essays and catalog entries for museum exhibitions and scholarly journals both in the United States and Europe. In addition, she is working on the attack on the 20th Convoy, a unique story in the Holocaust.
Recent essays include “Politics and the Graphic Art of the Belgian Avant-Garde,” “Belgian Art Nouveau Sculpture,” “Print Culture in the Age of the French Revolution,” “Constantin Meunier: A Life of Labor,” “Constantin Meunier’s Monument to Labor at the 1909 Meunier Exhibition in Leuven,” “Pauvre Belgique: Collecting Practices and Belgian Art in and Outside of Belgium,” and “A Hymn to Labor, A Hymn to Nation: Constantin Meunier’s Representations of Work and the Monument au Travail.”
Sura Levine is presently dean of the school of humanities, arts and cultural studies.