Current PhD Students

Dustin S. Aaron

Medieval Art; Gothic sculpture, especially ivory carving.

Andrea Myers Achi

Late antique, Byzantine and Eastern Christian art; Illuminated manuscripts; Late Roman ceramics.

Edina Adam

Alzahraa K. Ahmed

Byzantine and Islamic art history; The development of museums in 19th and 20th century Egypt.
Cristina Aldrich
Medieval Art, especially from the Iberian Peninsula; historiography; relics and reliquaries; art and architecture along pilgrimage routes; early medieval monasticism.
Sam Allen
Modern and contemporary art, with a focus on photography; portraiture and images of the body; queer art and theory.

Veruschka Aízaga-Thomason

Greek art & archaeology; Attic vase-painting of Geometric-Classical periods; The reception of Classical Antiquity in visual arts of the 18th-20th century.

Lee Ambrozy 

Chinese Art History & Archaeology; Late Tang, Five Dynasties and Song Dynasties; 20th Century Asian art.

Alexa Sue Amore

Romanesque and Gothic sculpture and architecture, especially of France; materiality; medieval theories of vision and matter; social history of art.

Emily Bauman

Modern and Contemporary art and architecture.
Brian Bentley
Modern and contemporary art of the Americas; Brazilian new objectivity and new figuration; Afro-Brazilian art; censorship, new media, art as activism.
Daniella Berman
18th and early 19th century French art; Issues of spectatorship and reception; 17th century Rome and the foundations of the French Academy; Intersections between music, literature and visual art.

Alexander Bigman

Modern and contemporary art; Philosophy of art; Intersection of art and architecture.
Rachel Boate
Modern art in Europe with an emphasis on mid 20th century France and Germany; Historiography.

Priscilla Bolaños Salas

Modern and contemporary Latin American art.

Julia Bozer

Matthew Quinn Breatore

Modernism in the Americas; Dance and music in art throughout the African diaspora; Conservation history and philosophy; Collection, conservation, and display of performance art and time based media.

Ami Brett

Modern art and architecture.
Elizabeth Buhe
Modern and contemporary art with a focus on abstract painting, modes of perception, and the West Coast, especially during the 1960s; early 19th century French painting and sculpture.

Jennifer G. Buonocore

Modes of representation and spectatorship with an emphasis on art of the 1960s and 1970s; Sound; Methodological issues pertaining to memory, subjectivity, and translation; Curatorial practice.

Stephanie Caruso

Late Antique and Byzantine Art.

Francisco J. R. Chaparro

Spanish art; the rise and fall of Modernism; the multiple work of art and its problems: photography, prints, ceramics.

Grace Chuang

17th and 18th century European Decorative Arts and Interior Design; Pre-Revolutionary French Art; History of Technology; Dissertation: Bernard II Vanrisamburgh, Master Cabinetmaker in Eighteenth-Century Paris.

Benjamin Clifford

History and Theory of Abstraction; Painting 1910-1970; Italian Art c.1600.

English Cook

Intersections between architecture and time-based media; urban planning, popular cinema and nationalism; cross-cultural exchange and the copy; 20th century German art and architecture.

Laura Dickey Corey

Late 19th and early 20th century French and American art; 18th century French art; History of collecting; History of museums; Technical art history.
Anne Correll
Early Modern European/Flemish Art

Tianyuan Deng

Modern art.

Edouard P. Derom

Modern and contemporary art.

Adam Dunlavy

Postwar American art; History and theory of the avant-garde; History of photography.

Elizabeth Eisenberg

Italian Renaissance paintings and works on paper.
Brandon Eng
Modern and Contemporary Art.

Jordan Famularo

Italian Renaissance art.

Hui Fang

Julia Pelta Feldman

Materiality, archives, and documentation in post-war art; The classical tradition in the 20th century.
Hannah Feniak
Materiality of architecture; building political economies; history of labour, expertise and technology in the construction of ‘Modern’ architecture; especially in late-Franquista Spain.
Francesca Isabella Ferrari
European and Latin American modern art; collage and photomontage; feminist art history
Annika Finne
History of Renaissance painting restoration.

Lizzie Frasco

19th and 20th century art of the Americas; Modern and contemporary Caribbean art; Mexican and European modernism.

Kristen Gaylord

Modern and contemporary art of the United States and Latin America; History of photography; Ancient Egyptian art and architecture.

Robert Geilfuss

Madeleine Glennon

Ancient Greek art and architecture; Phenomenology of sacred architecture and ritual.

Ayse Gnepp

Spatial relationship between objects and architecture within the cross-cultural currents of medieval Anatolia and Iran.

Linda Green

Lyla Halsted

Medieval Islamic Art and Architecture

Katerina Harris

Italian Renaissance art; late medieval art; the fifteenth century; funerary art; sculpture; portraiture; history of the late Middle Ages; history of emotions; history of response.

Charlotte A. Healy

Early 20th century European art and design, with a focus on Germany and Austria; Postwar American art; History of abstraction; Materials and techniques of modern art.
Brontë Hebdon
18th and 19th century French and British art; fashion and costume as methodology; print and material culture; portraiture and lithography.
Charles N. Howard
Italian Renaissance art and architecture, with an emphasis on the productions of Northern Italian courts.
Che-ying Hsu
Pre-Modern East Asian art, with a focus on Chinese calligraphy and painting in the 10th-14th centuries.

Da Hyung Jeong

Interfaces between architecture and conceptual art; Architecture as sculpture; Architectural photography; Postwar architecture in the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia.

Kathleen Robin Joyce

20th century American Art; Printmaking; Temporality.

Eana Kim

Modern and Contemporary Art; Intersection of art and technology; History of time-based media and performance art; Institutional Critique; Cultural exchange between Asia and America; Digital Humanities.

Marina Kliger

18th- and 19th-century European art, especially the Troubadour Style in First Empire and Restoration France; feminist theory and the gender politics of art; historical consciousness and revival styles.

Sophie Kroft

Predynastic and Old Kingdom Egyptian art and architecture.
Elizabeth Lee
Buddhist art and material culture; Northeast Asia from the 7th to 14th centuries; Celadons; Rock-cut Buddhist images, texts, and architecture; Narratives of sacred space; Contemporary art of East Asia.

Kirsten Lee

Archaic and Classical Greek Art.

Alexis E. Lowry

Emily Lyver

Modern and contemporary art of the Americas.

Anna Majeski

Italian art from 1300-1500, with a focus on the role of the Trecento; interest in Trecento artists during the Quattrocento.

Khaled Malas

Guillaume Malle

Late Antique and Early Medieval

Sarah Mallory

Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Art; Global Baroque; Decorative Arts and Design; Memory Studies

Marlee Miller

Roman Art and Archaeology

Sana Mirza

Islamic Art and Architecture

Desiree Mitton

Alexis Monroe

19th & 20th Century American Art

Elyse Nelson

18th and 19th century European painting and sculpture, especially revolutionary and post-revolutionary era; history of photography; dissertation topic: Antonio Canova’s Late Career and British Patrons.

Andrea Nitsche-Krupp

Modern and contemporary art; Post-war and contemporary sculpture; Application of conservation concerns to art historical and museum practice.

Sam Omans

19th-20th century architecture, applied art; issues of political economy in design and manufacture.

Antonia Jasmine Pocock

Modern and contemporary art; Postwar American and European painting; Pop and appropriation; Photography and film.

Fatima Quraishi

Islamic Art and Architecture.

Louisa Raitt

Art of the Iberian Age of Expansion; Spanish Golden Age painting; Viceregal export objects; pilgrimage architecture; art patronage as expression of identity; artistic manifestations of religiopolitical and doctrinal controversies.

Christopher Richards

Medieval art; illuminated manuscripts; medieval Rome; devotional objects and women mystics; reception of medieval art in the renaissance and 19th century.

Juanita Solano Roa

History of photography; Modern and contemporary Latin American art.

Susanne Ruembeli

Rebecca Salem

Greek art and archaeology; Cross-cultural exchanges; Digital humanities.

Joanna Sheers Seidenstein

17th century Dutch art; Rembrandt and humanism in the Dutch Republic.

Saarthak Singh

South Asian & Islamic Art

Johanna Sluiter

Blythe C. Sobol

18th century France, portraiture, gender and family; History of collecting; Costume.

Ksenia Soboleva

Contemporary Art; Queer art and theory; New York during the AIDS crisis.

Scarlett Strauss

Italian Renaissance (including global context, materiality, and word and image studies); Greco-Roman antiquity.

Veruschka Thomason

Tara Moran Trahey

Ancient Greece; 20th century Modern and Theory

Madeline Turner

Modern and Contemporary art in Latin America and Spain; Ritual and performance; 16th - 19th century Spanish art.

Jeffrey Uslip

Postwar American art; The Age of Reagan; History of photography.

Abhilasha Vedantam Isaac

Islamic Art.

Xin Wang

Contemporary art; socio-technological conditions of visual culture

Andrew Farinholt Ward

Greek art & archaeology; Punic art & archaeology; Cross-cultural expressions in the cultic landscape and visual arts of the Western Mediterranean.

Anne Wheeler

Minimal, Post-Minimal and Conceptual Art.

Matthew Worsnick

Shek On John Yiu

Chinese Paintings

Yeorae Yoon

Wei Zhao

Pre-modern Chinese art, in particular, landscape painting in the Five Dynasties and the Song dynasty; East Asian material culture; Historiography of art.