Dr Rosina Neginsky received her BA and MA degrees from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, France, and her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. She teaches Art History and Literature at the University of Illinois at Springfield, and specializes in the symbolist movement in Europe.
She is the author of several books, of which the most recent is Salome: The Image of a Woman Who Never Was (2013), as well as numerous articles on Russian and European artists, poets and writers, and books of poetry, of which the latest is In the Garden of Luxembourg (2015).
She is the president and founder of the international interdisciplinary organization Art, Literature, Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD), and the editor of various books on symbolism, of which the most recent is Mental Illnesses in Symbolism (2017).
Rosina is a 2008 recipient of the University Scholar Award, the most prestigious award that the University of Illinois gives to members of the faculty for their excellence in teaching and research.