Graduate Students

SECOND YEAR (entered Fall 2015)

Naoko Adachi, Ph.D. Program

BA, Doshisha
Interest: East Asian

Kristopher Castillo, Ph.D. Program

BA, Georgia State
MA, UT Austin
Interest: Greek/Roman

Francesca Ferrari, MA Program

BA, Lausanne
Interest: 20th Century

Jeffrey Katzin, Ph.D. Program

BA, Wesleyan University

MA, UT Austin
Interest: American
Email: Jkatzin@sas.upenn.edu

Anna Linehan, Ph.D. Program

BA, Tufts
MA, Columbia
Interest: 20th Century

Samuel Mapp, Ph.D. Program

BA, Skdmore
MFA, Penn
Interest: 20th Century

Abigail Rapoport, Ph.D. Program

BA, Barnard
Interest: Northern Renaissance/Baroque

Nicholas Rogers, Ph.D. Program

BA, Melbourne
MA, Courtauld
Interest: Medieval/Byzantine

Anna-Claire Stinebring, Ph.D. Program

BA, Oberlin
MA, Williams
Interest: Northern Renaissance/Baroque


THIRD YEAR (entered Fall 2014)

Lee Ann Custer, PhD program

BA, Harvard University
Interests: Modern Architecture
Email: lcuster@sas.upenn.edu

Kendra Grimmett, PhD program

BA, University of Chicago
MA, University of Texas at Austin
Interests: Northern Europe; Fifteenth- to Seventeenth-Century Art; Genders/Sexualities/Feminisms
Email: grimmett@sas.upenn.edu

K. Katelyn Hobbs, PhD program

BA, University of Virginia
Interests: Northern European Early Modern Art
Email: hobbsk@sas.upenn.edu

Serena Qiu, PhD program

BA, Duke University
Interests: 19th Century, Museum and Exhibition History
Email: qiuz@sas.upenn.edu

Jill Vaum, PhD program

BA, Vanderbilt University
MA, University of Pennsylvania
Interests: American and African-American Art
Email: jvaum@sas.upenn.edu

Hilary R. Whitham, PhD program

BA, Fordham University
MA, City University of New York (CUNY)
Interests: Modern and Contemporary Art; Arts of Africa and Precolumbian Americas; Photography
Email: hwhitham@sas.upenn.edu

 

FOURTH YEAR (entered Fall 2013)
Miriam A. Stanton, PhD program

BA, Grinnell College
MA in History of Art, Williams College
Interests: Modern/Contemporary
Email: mirsta@sas.upenn.edu

 


ONGOING DISSERTATIONS:

Anastasia Amrhein-Chaplygina, PhD program

BA in Art History, Montclair State University
MA in Humanities, University of Chicago
Interests: Neo-Assyrian Empire and broader ancient Near East

Publications:

"Presence in the Landscape: Encountring Neo-Assyrian Kingship and Divinity 'from the Upper Sea to the Lower Sea'." Forthcoming (2016) chapter in Sacred Landscapes: Creation, Manipulation, Transformation: Proceedings of a conference held at the University of Wales, Trinity-Saint David, Lampeter, May 2014.

"Neo-Assyrian Gardens: A Spectrum of Artificiality, Sacrality and Accessibility," in Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes 35/2 (2015): 91-114.

Dissertation title: "Multi-Media Image-Making in Assyria: Visualizations of the Numinous in Political Context"

Juliana Barton, PhD program

BA, UVA
Interests: 20th century/Architecture
Email: jubarton@sas.upenn.edu

Megan Boomer, PhD program

BA, Brown University
Interests: Medieval art and architecture, Mediterranean cultural and political exchange, Pilgrimage sites and commemorative practice
Email: mboomer@sas.upenn.eduDissertation Title: Landscapes of Salvation: Architecture and Memory in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

Alisa Chiles, PhD program

BA in Art History, Stanford University
MA in Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Interests: Modern architecture and decorative arts
Email: chiles@sas.upenn.edu

Iggy Cortez, PhD program

MA, Courtauld
Interests: Contemporary 

Jeanne Dreskin, PhD program

BA, Haverford College
Interests: Modern/Contemporary Art; History of Photography

Roksana Filipowska, PhD program

MA, SUNY-Buffalo
BA, Fordham University
Interests: Modern and Contemporary Art
Email: roksanaf@sas.upenn.edu

Mashinka Firunts, PhD program

BA, UC Berkeley
MA, Columbia University
Interests: Modern and Contemprary Art; New Media
Email: mashinka@sas.upenn.edu

Lindsay Grant, PhD program

BA, History of Art, University of California Berkeley
Ed.M., Arts in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Interests: Nineteenth-century avant-garde painting, the history and theory of photography, early mass media and print culture in France and the United States, the history and visual culture of organized labor in Europe (especially France)
Email: lingrant@sas.upenn.edu 

Dissertation Title: "Liberated Strokes, Laboring Bodies: Organized Labor and the Representation of Work in Avant-Garde French Painting, 1860-1893" (Advisor André Dombrowski)

Publications: 

 “The People Soldier On: Henry-Louis Dupray’s Le depart du quartier general, après déjeuner; --grandes manœuvres d’automne,” in Courtly Treasures: The Collection of Thomas W. Evans, Surgeon Dentist to Napoleon III, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: Arthur Ross Gallery, 2015), 79-84.

“Illustrating the Affair: Dreyfus and the Aesthetics of Visual Reportage,” in ed. André Dombrowski, The Image Affair: Dreyfus in the Media, 1894-1906, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Department of the History of Art and University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, 2015), 23-32. (Co-authored with Glynnis Stevenson)

“Drawing the Enemy: The Musée des Horreurs, Anti-Semitism, and the Dreyfus Affair,” in ed. André Dombrowski, The Image Affair: Dreyfus in the Media, 1894-1906, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Department of the History of Art and University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, 2015), 55-66.

“Paint v. Print: Dreyfus and the Divided Avant-Garde,” in ed. André Dombrowski, The Image Affair: Dreyfus in the Media, 1894-1906, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Department of the History of Art and University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, 2015), 67-78. 

Larisa A. Grollemond, PhD program

BA, New York University
MA, City of University of New York, Hunter College
Interests: late medieval French and Netherlandish manuscript illumination, early printed books, panel painting, visual culture of the courts, female patronage
Email: larisag@sas.upenn.edu

Dissertation title: "Necessary Luxury: Illuminated Manuscripts at the French Courts, c. 1460-1515"

Stephanie Hagan, PhD program

BA in Classical Civilizations, Yale University
MA in Art History, University of Pennsylvania
Interests: Roman imperial art and the arts of late antiquity
Email: hagans@sas.upenn.edu

Publications:

"Nysiac Devotions: Woman-and-Child Figurines from Byzantine Burials at Beth Shean." In Actes du Colloque de Lille Figurines en context Lille déc 2011 + Actes de la réunion Silent Participants Philadelphia janvier 2012, edited by Arthur Muller. (forthcoming)

"Time, Memory, and Mosaics at the Monastery of Lady Mary." In Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 55, no. 1 (2013): 37-42.

Dissertation title: "From Consular Accession to Cosmic Triumph: Reassessing the Basilica of Junius Bassus"

Miranda Hausberg, PhD program

BA, Williams
MA, Williams
Interests: British and Italian Architecture, Theaters, Renaissance Art, Decorative Arts,Gardens

Dissertation title: "Robert Adam's Revolution in Architecture"
Publications: "Robert Adam's Scenographic Interiors", forthcoming 2017

Quintana Heathman, PhD program

MA, Boston University
BA, Boston University
Interests: Japanese art and visual culture of the Edo period; woodblock prints and illustrated books of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; the development of Edo landscapes and cityscapes; print publishing practices and networks

Dissertation title: "Edo for Sale: Consumer Culture and Edo Landscape Prints, 1730-1789"

Heather Hughes, PhD program

BA, Dartmouth College
MA, University of Pennsylvania
Interests: Early Modern Europe, particularly France, England, and the Low Countries; print culture and society; art in the age of global exploration; costume and textiles
Email: hhughes@sas.upenn.edu

Publications:

“‘Masqued’ Identity at the Stuart Court: Isaac Oliver’s Portrait of Anne of Denmark in Masque Costume.” In Fashioning Opera and Musical Theatre: Stage Costumes in Europe from the Late Renaissance to 1900, edited by Valeria De Lucca. Venice: Fondazione Giorgio Cini/Leo S. Olschki, forthcoming.

“From Istanbul to Philadelphia: The Journey of At the Mosque Door,” with Emily Neumeier. In Osman Hamdi Bey and the Americans: Archaeology, Diplomacy, Art, edited by Renata Holod and Robert Ousterhout, 102-117. Istanbul: Pera Müzesi, 2011

Dissertation: "Customs and Costumes: Delineating Identity in the Early Modern Costume Print, c. 1600-1670"

Marina Isgro, PhD program

BA, Princeton University
Interests: Modern and contemporary art; the art of postwar Europe

Dissertation title: "The Animate Object of Kinetic Art, 1955-68"

Alexander Kauffman, PhD program

BA in Art History, New York University
Interests: Modern and contemporary art; Museum studies
Email: akauff@sas.upenn.edu

Jeannie Kenmotsu, PhD program

BA in English, Pomona College
MA in History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
Interests: visual and material cultures of East Asia, especially early modern Japan; prints and illustrated books; color; material texts; scientific illustration
Email: kenmotsu@sas.upenn.edu

Dissertation title: “The Color Revolution: Printed Books in Eighteenth-Century Japan”

Patricia E. Kim, PhD program

BA, Berkeley
Interests: Greek and Roman art and archaeology; Hellenistic period visual culture in Egypt, Central Asia, and the Near East; 19th-20th century photography
Email: pekim@sas.upenn.edu

Brenton Langendorfer, PhD program
MA, University of Texas
Interests: Ancient Near East
Email: bretonl@sas.upenn.edu

Elizabeth Lastra, PhD program

BA in Art History, UNC-Chapel Hill
Interests: Medieval art, particularly Romanesque art in Spain and France, monumental sculpture, pilgrimage
Email: lastra@sas.upenn.edu
Website: http//www.romanesquespain.com

Dissertation title: "All Roads Lead to Carrón: Artistry and Urbanization in a Spanish Pilgrimage City, 1050-1200"

Emily Neumeier, PhD program

BA, Boston College
MA, University of Pennsylvania  
Interests: Art and architecture of the Islamic World, particularly the Ottoman Empire and Turkey; urbanism and architectural patronage; calligraphic arts; modern painting in a global context 
Email: neumeier@sas.upenn.edu 

Publications:

“Building Preveza Anew: A French Engineer’s Account of Constructing Ottoman Fortifications on the Ionian Sea.” In Ports and Forts of the Muslim World: Coastal Military Architecture, from the Arab Conquest to the Ottoman Period, eds. Stéphane Pradines, Ahmad al-Shoky. Cairo: Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale, forthcoming.

"From Istanbul to Philadelphia: The Journey of At the Mosque Door," with Heather Hughes. In Osman Hamdi Bey and the Americans: Archaeology Diplomacy, Art, edited by Renata Holod and Robert Ousterhout. Istanbul: Pera Museum, 2011, pp. 102-117.

Dissertation title: A“Theater of Fortune and Triumph”: Ali Pasha of Ioannina and the Architectural Transformation of an Ottoman Province (1788-1822)

Brooks Rich, PhD program

MA, Williams College
BA, Bowdoin College
Interests: Early modern printmaking
Email: richbr@sas.upenn.edu

Dissertation working title: "The Eclectic Engraver: Allaert Claesz's Complex, Creative Copies of Early Sixteenth-Century Prints"

 

Jamie Sanecki, PhD program

MA, Williams College
BA, Rutgers University
Interests: Romanesque and Gothic art and architecture; medieval Italian art; cultural exchange in the medieval Mediterranean; artists' self-representations; museum hostory and theory
Email: sanecki@sas.upenn.edu

Publications:

"Displaced and Displayed: Museums, Exhibitions, and Post-Disaster Recovery," forthcoming 2016.

"Osman Hamdi Bey's The Excavation of the University Museum at Nippur, Mesopotamia." In Osman Hamdi Bey and the Americans: Archaeology, Diplomacy, Art edited by Renata Holod and Robert Ousterhout, 95-100. Istanbul: Pera Museum, 2011.

Dissertation title: "Cathedral and Commune in Medieval Lucca: The Sculpture of S. Martino"

Will Schmenner, PhD program

BA, Chicago
Interests: Cinema

Dissertation title: "How to Hit the Ground:  Motion and Measurement in Moving Pictures"

Juliet Sperling, PhD program

BA in Art History and American Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
Interests: Late 18th - early 20th century American art, material, and visual culture; history of the moving image, book history
Email: julietsp@sas.upenn.edu

Dissertation Title: "Animating Flatness: Seeing Moving Images in American Painting and Mass Visual Culture, 1800–1895"

Laura Tillery, PhD program

BA in Art History, McGill University
MA in Art History, Tufts University
Interests: medieval and early modern northern Europe, especially Germany and the Baltic
Email: tillery@sas.upenn.edu

Dissertation Title: "The Hanse as Artistic Network: Late Medieval Altarpieces in Fifteenth-Century Lübeck"

Theodore Van Loan, PhD program

BA, Cornell University
Email: tva@sas.upenn.edu

Dissertation Title: "Seeing the Umayyads Seeing: Charting Early Islamic Attitudes Toward Visual Perception"

Emily S. Warner, PhD program

BA, University of Chicago
Interests: Modern and contemporary art; American visual culture from the New Deal to the Cold War
Email: warnere@sas.upenn.edu
Dissertation title: "Shaping the Abstract Environment: The Abstract Mural in New York, 1935-1960"

Rachel Wise, PhD program

BA, Brigham Young University
MA, Brigham Young University
Interest: Northern European Early Modern