Su, Tong

Tong Su is a Ph.D. student studying art and visual culture of late imperial and modern China. Her research interests include the activities and travels of artists and artisans between urban and rural spaces; the …

Villarroel, Fernanda

My dissertation focuses on the practice of repurposing debris from global capitalism into works of contemporary art in Lagos, Nigeria. Drawing from my training in anthropology, art history, and African languages (Yoruba and Hausa) I …

Min, Kyungso

Kyungso studies contemporary art and theories, with an emphasis on East Asian new media art. The ideas of translation, boundaries, and communities constitute the foundation for her dissertation research on global intimacy and transnational belonging …

Eren, Özlem

Özlem Eren studies Byzantine and Medieval Art with a focus on Medieval Russia. Her primary interest is the architecture of Kievan Rus’. Prior to beginning her studies at UW-Madison, Özlem received a Ph.D and M.A. …

Brott, LauraLee

LauraLee is a PhD candidate studying medieval art. She received her Master’s degree in 2014. Her interests range from architecture and cultural landscapes to cartography. She is a Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures student with a background in studying …

Kolarik, Tania

Tania specializes in the art and architecture of early medieval Italy. Her MA thesis focused on processions and the idea of the heavenly Jerusalem through the use of colonnades in the triumphal arch mosaics of …

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. …