Juliana Barton, PhD programBA, UVA
Interests: 20th century/Architecture
Alisa Chiles, PhD programBA in Art History, Stanford University
MA in Art History, Institude of Fine Arts, NYU
Interests: Modern architecture and decorative arts
Stephanie Danhakl, MA programBA, University of Pennsylvania
Jeanne Dreskin, PhD programBA, Haverford College
Interests: 20th Century
Miriam A. Stanton, PhD programBA, Grinnell College
MA in History of Art, Williams College
Glynnis Napier Stevenson, MA programBA in History, College of Wiliam and Mary Class of 2013
Academic Focus: French Neoclassicism
Rachel Wise, PhD programBA, Brigham Young University
MA, Brigham Young University
Interest: European Early Modern
Second Year (entered Fall 2012)
Marica Antonucci, MA programBA, NYU
Interests: Twentieth century art in Europe; intersections between theater and painting: Italian postwar art
Megan Boomer, PhD programBA, Brown University
Ina Choi, MA programBA in Scandinavian & Spanish Languages, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
MA in Arts Administration & Policy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2006)
Interests: Modern and contemporary East Asian art
Michelle Donnelly, MA programBA, Vassar College
Interests: 19th and 20th Century American Art
Roksana Filipowska, PhD programMA, SUNY-Buffalo
BA, Fordham University
Interests: Modern and Contemporary Art
Mashinka Firunts, PhD programMA, Columbia University
Interests: 19-20th c.
Lindsay Grant, PhD programEd. M., Harvard University
Interests: 19-20th c.
Patricia E. Kim, PhD programBerkeley, BA (2012)
Interests: Hellenistic-Early-Roman period Central Asian and Near Eastern and visual culture; Silk Roads art and archaeology; Greco-Roman art; anthropology of art; reception and reinterpretation of ancient art
Breton Langendorfer, PhD programMA, Texas
Interests: Ancient Near East
Marijana Rayl, PhD programMA, University of Arizona
BA, Centre College
Interests: Contemporary Film and Photography
Brooks Rich, PhD programMA, Williams College
BA, Bowdoin College
Interests: Early modern printmaking
Dissertation working title: "The Engravings of Allaert Claesz"
Jill Vaum, MA programBA, Vanderbilt University
Interests: American and Africa-American Art
Third Year (entered Fall 2011):
Anastasia Amrhein-Chaplygina, PhD programBA in Art History, Montclair State University
MA in Humanities, University of Chicago
Interests: Neo-Assyrian Empire and broader ancient Near East
Dissertation title: "Multi-Media Image-Making in Assyria: Visualizations of the Numinous in Political Context"
Iggy Cortez, PhD programMA, Courtauld
Juliet Sperling, PhD programBA in Art History and American Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill)
Interests: Nineteenth and twentieth century American art, mass visual culture; history of the moving image
Laura Tillery, PhD programBA in Art History, McGill University
MA in Art History, Tufts
Interests: History of art in late-medieval and early modern Germany; Civic arts and patronage; Cultural exchange in medieval Baltic; Urban visual culture; History of art history
Lacey Baradel, PhD programBA, Virginia
Interests: American Art
Dissertation title: "Mobile Americans: Locomotion and Identity in U.S. Visual Culture, c. 1860-1915"
Ruth Erickson, PhD programBA, Carleton College
MA, University of Pennsylvania
Interests: Twentieth century and contemporary art
"Animal-borne Imaging: Embodied Point-of-View and the Ethics of Identification," Cine-Ethics, edited by Jinhee Choi and Mattias Frey (London: Routledge Press, 2013)
"The Real Movie: Reenactment, Spectacle, and Recovery in Pierre Huyghe's The Third Memory" Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Vol. 50, No. 1 and 2 (Spring and Fall 2009): 107-124
Dissertation title: "Assembling Social Forms: Sociological Art Practice in Post-1968 France”
Larisa A. Grollemond, PhD programBA, New York University
MA, City of University of New York, Hunter College
Interests: late medieval French and Netherlandish manuscript illumination, early printed books, and painting, visual culture of the courts, female patronage
Dissertation title: "Image and Power: The Artistic Patronage of French Noblewomen and the Status of the Illuminated Manuscript in the Fifteenth Century"
Stephanie Hagan, PhD programBA in Classical Civilizations, Yale University
MA in Art History, University of Pennsylvania
Intersts: Roman imperial art and the arts of late antiquity
"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"
Quintana Heathman, PhD programMA, 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 programBA, Dartmouth University
Interests: Early Modern
Dissertation title: "Impressions of Dress: Costume Prints from England, France, and the Netherlands, c. 1600-1670"
Charlotte Ickes, PhD programBA in History, Yale University
MA in History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
Interests: Contemporary Art, specifically time-based art, film, art of the African Diaspora, blaxploitation
Dissertation title: "Black Radical Spectacle in the Work of Melvin Van Peebles, Isaac Julien, and Steve McQueen."
Recent Publications: "The Sartorial and the Skin: Portraits of Pocahontas and Allegories of English Empire," American Art (forthcoming)
Marina Isgro, PhD programBA, Princeton University
Alexander Kauffman, PhD programBA in Art History, New York University
Interests: Modern and contemporary art; Museum studies
Jeannie Kenmotsu, PhD programBA, Pomona
Interests: Japanese Art
Elizabeth Lastra, PhD programBA in Art History, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dissertation title: "The Making of a Camino Town: Architecture and Monumental Sculpture in Carrión de los Condes, 1050-1200"
Emily Neumeier, PhD programBA, Boston College
MA, University of Pennsylvania
Interests: Ottoman art and architecture; Modern Turkish painting; Islamic calligraphy
"Palaces" in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, edited by Natana J. DeLong-Bas. New York: Oxford University Press. (forthcoming)
With Heather Hughes. "From Istanbul to Philadelphia: The Journey of At the Mosque Door." In Osman Hamdi Bey and the Americans: Archaeology Diplomacy, Art, edited by Renata Holod and Robert Ousterhout. Istanbul: Pera Museum, 2011.
Dissertation title: "A Theater of Fortune and Triumph: Ali Pasha of Ioannina and Transformations of Architectural Patronage and Urbanism in an Ottoman Province (1788-1822""
Kirk Nickel, PhD programMA, University of Texas at Austin
BA, Southern Methodisty University
Interests: European Renaissance Art
"Between Composition and Dissolution: Moretto and the Painting of Sacred Flesh in Renaissance Brescia"
Ekin Pinar, PhD programMA in History of Art, Middle East Technical University (2006)
BA in Architecture, Middle East Technical University (2003)
Interests: History of modern and contemporary art, cinema studies
Publications: "The Futurist Myth of Accelerated Subjectivity: Speed in Umberto Boccioni's Works" in Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture, ed. Lewis Johnson, London: Routledge, 2013.
Dissertation title: "Canyon Collective Artists: Micropolitics in West Coast Experimental Film, 1960-79"
Nathaniel Manditch-Prottas, PhD programMA, University College London
Interests: Northern Renaissance
Miranda Routh, PhD programMA, Williams
Dissertation title: "The Idea of the Renaissance in British Architecture, 1750-1890"
Jamie Sanecki, PhD programMA, Williams
Dissertation title: "Art and the Commune: Sculpture and Architecture in Lucca, 1100-1250"
Will Schmenner, PhD programBA, Chicago
Dissertation title: "How to Hit the Ground: Motion and Measurement in Moving Pictures"
Geoffrey Shamos, PhD programBA in Literature, Yale University
Interests: Nortern Renaissance Art
"Sculptures in Print: The Artistic and Rhetorical Value of Personification in Sixteenth-Century Netherlandish Engraving" (working title). In Personification: Embodying Meaning and Emotion, edited by B.A.M. Ramakers and Walter S. Melion. Turnhout: Brill, 2015.
"Astrology as a Social Framework: The Children of the Planets, 1400-1600." In The Imagined Sky: Cultural Perspectives, edited by Darrelyn Gunzburg. Sheffield: Equinox, 2014.
Dissertation Title: "Bodies of Knowledge: Personification in Netherlandish Engraving, 1548-1600"
Carolyn Trench, PhD programBA, Smith
Interests: American Art
Dissertation title: "Performativity's Moment: Vogue, Queer Video Production, and Theoretical Discourse"
Theodore Van Loan, PhD programBA, Cornell University
Dissertation Title: "Seeing the Umayyads Seeing: Charting Early Islamic Attitudes Toward Visual Perception"
Emily S. Warner, PhD programBA, University of Chicago
Interests: Modern and contemporary art; American visual culture from the New Deal to the Cold War
Dissertation title: "Shaping the Abstract Environment: The Abstract Mural in New York, 1935-1960"