Marion F. Deshmukh is the Robert T. Hawkes Professor of History, emerita, and teaches German and European History and Art History. She received her BA from UCLA, and her MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She has been the recipient of two German Academic Exchange Fellowships, Bradley University/American Historical Association Summer Grant, and a J. P. Getty Research Support Grant. Her research and publications center on the relationship between the visual arts, politics, and society in Imperial Germany (1870 – 1914) and post-1945 Germany. In 2006 she curated an art exhibit on the German impressionist painter, Max Liebermann at the Goethe Institute and curated a show in 2009-10, also at the Goethe Institute to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.