Andrei Pop is a specialist in 18th- and 19th-century European art and modern popular culture. He has written books on how neoclassical artists conceived antiquity in the globalizing world of the French and American Revolutions, and on how symbolist art challenged scientific positivism. His essays analyze individuals as different as Plato, Henry James, and Francisco Goya. He is writing a book about the alien in science fiction and modern migration discourse, drawing also on his own biography. Pop is the Allan and Jean Frumkin Professor in the Department of Art History and Committee on Social Thought and in the College, and Chair of the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago.