Apsey, Katie Elizabeth

Katie’s research focuses on Native American dance and performance art and the frameworks used to discuss indigenous performance within museum and gallery spaces from the 19th century until today. Most recently, she worked at the …

Summers, Mark

Mark’s dissertation examines the emergence of monstrance reliquaries, contextualizing the development of their visual form alongside contemporaneous theories of optics and natural history. His areas of interest include the history of science, medicine, and technology, …

Ferens, Mateusz

My interests range from early-Christian to early-Modern art of the Eastern Mediterranean. I explore the histories, theories, and material culture of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and cultural exchange between the Latin West, Byzantium, and the …

Champlin, Sara

Sara’s research investigates the appropriation, fragmentation and re-use of public buildings in Asia Minor during the 4th through 7th centuries A.D. Since 2014, she has been the photographer for the archaeological excavations at Sardis, Turkey. …

Abdelazim, Ahmed

With a dual masters degree in Islamic art and anthropology, I work within the realm of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies. I try to explore new territories through examining the visual and material culture of …

Simonetti, Marie-Agathe

Marie-Agathe Simonetti focuses on painting and early color photography produced in Indochina at the beginning of the twentieth century. She is interested in cross cultural exchanges between France and its colonies. Her research looks especially …

Cooley, Jessica

Jessica A. Cooley is a scholar-curator working at the intersection of curatorial and museum studies, crip theory, and Modern and contemporary art. Currently, Cooley is a Ph.D. candidate in the art history department at the …

Nordyke, Marisa Gomez

Marisa entered the Ph.D. program in 2014. Her research addresses building materials and technology used in housing during the 20th century, including synthetic claddings, prefabrication, and component systems. Her work examines the intersection of technology, …

Prestholt, Michelle

Michelle studies classical art and archaeology under Dr. Nicholas Cahill. Michelle’s research interests included anastylosis and the reconstruction and exhibition of ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture within a modern museum context. She is …

Kramer, Cortney Anderson

Cortney’s primary research interest is the vernacular expressions of personal creativity through home adornment such as art environments, gardens and grottos.Though art-environment artists are often misunderstood as operating on the fringes of the art market …