Current PhD Students

Current PhD Students

Andrea Myers Achi

Late antique, Byzantine and Eastern Christian art; Illuminated manuscripts; Late Roman ceramics.
andrea.achi@nyu.edu

Current PhD Students

Joseph S. Ackley

Medieval; Metalwork; The church treasury (its objects and operation); Issues of translation and material identity.

Current PhD Students

Alzahraa K. Ahmed

Byzantine and Islamic art history; The development of museums in 19th and 20th century Egypt.

Current PhD Students

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.

Current PhD Students

Lee Ambrozy 

20th century China; Ink painting in transition and issues of modernity; Shanshui; Visual culture in New China.

Current PhD Students

Jennifer Babcock

Ancient Egyptian art and archaeology; Depictions of anthropomorphized animals in Ancient Egyptian art, the New Kingdom and Deir el-Medina.

Current PhD Students

Emily Bauman

Modern and Contemporary art and architecture.

Current PhD Students

Andrea Bell

18th century French drawing.

Current PhD Students

Peter Jonathan Bell

Italian Renaissance art; Bronze sculpture; Early Modern printmaking; Theory and technology of replication.

Current PhD Students 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.
daniella.berman@nyu.edu

Current PhD Students Rachel Boate
Modern art in Europe with an emphasis on mid 20th century France and Germany; Historiography.
rb2596@nyu.edu
Current PhD Students

Priscilla Bolaños Salas

Modern and contemporary Latin American art.

Current PhD Students

Claire Brandon

History of temporary exhibitions in Italy since 1960; Contemporary Middle East & South Asia; Installation & site-specific art.

Current PhD Students

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.

Current PhD Students

Ami Brett

Modern art and architecture.

Current PhD Students

Anna Katherine Brodbeck

Modern and contemporary Latin American art; Dissertation topic: Artur Barrio, Brazilian Art, and International Exchange (1967-1971).

Current PhD Students 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. 
ebuhe@nyu.edu
Current PhD Students

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.

Current PhD Students

John Byck

Northern Medieval and Renaissance works on paper; Ornament prints; Metalwork.

Current PhD Students

Maria Carolina Carrasco-Nevdatchine

Works by George Maciunas linked to the concept of the archive, efficiency, and the preservation of history of the avant-garde.

Current PhD Students

Lauren R. Cannady

Early Modern European visual culture; Painting, architecture, landscape design in France; Dissertation: Owing to nature and art: The garden landscape and decorative painting in 18th century French pavillons de plaisance.

Current PhD Students

Stephanie Caruso

Late Antique and Byzantine Art.

Current PhD Students

Francisco J. R. Chaparro

Modern and contemporary art; Global art history and historiography; Medium and post-medium; The still life.
frc228@nyu.edu

Current PhD Students

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.

Current PhD Students

Benjamin Clifford

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

Christopher Corradino

Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art with special emphasis on Venice and the Veneto.

Current PhD Students

Edouard P. Derom

Modern and contemporary art.

Current PhD Students

Laura Dickey

Late 19th and early 20th century French and American art; 18th century French art; History of collecting; History of museums; Technical art history.

Current PhD Students

Grace Dingledine

Late 19th century American and European (especially British, French) art; The arts of Africa.

Current PhD Students

Elizabeth Eisenberg

Italian Renaissance paintings and works on paper.

Current PhD Students

Jordan Famularo

Italian Renaissance art.
jjf376@nyu.edu
Current PhD Students

Julia Pelta Feldman

Materiality, archives, and documentation in post-war art; The classical tradition in the 20th century.

Current PhD Students

Kara Charles Fiedorek

History of photography; 19th and 20th-century art.

Current PhD Students

Jennifer Field

Mid-20th century American art; Late 19th century French art.

Current PhD Students

Marya Fisher

Ancient Greek architecture, art and archaeology.

Current PhD Students

Lizzie Frasco

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

Current PhD Students

Kristen Gaylord

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

Current PhD Students

Pinar Gokpinar

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

Current PhD Students

Galia Halpern

International Gothic; Vernacular Culture; Portolan Charts, Geographical Description; Representation of Utilitarian Knowledge.

Current PhD Students

Matthew Hayes

The history of paintings conservation; Technical art history, with a focus on Northern Renaissance painting.

Current PhD Students

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.
Current PhD Students

Nicholas A. Herman           

Painting and manuscript illumination in France and Italy, 1450-1520; Court art; Historicism and artistic self-awareness.

Current PhD Students

Amanda K. Herrin

Northern Renaissance and Baroque art; Colonial Latin American art; 16th century transatlantic artistic exchange.

www.amandakherrin.com

Current PhD Students

Kate E. Holohan

16th & 17th century Spanish and Spanish American art; Spanish collections of Latin American art; Islamic Spain.

Current PhD Students Charles N. Howard
Italian Renaissance art and architecture, with an emphasis on the productions of Northern Italian courts.
cnh238@nyu.edu
Current PhD Students

Briana C. Jackson

Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern art and archaeology; Religion and cosmology; Egyptian interconnections in the Second Intermediate Period and New Kingdom.
briana.jackson@nyu.edu
Current PhD Students

Cindy Kang

Dissertation topic: Between Easel and Wall: Tapestry, Painting, and the Nabis in Fin-de-siècle France.

Current PhD Students

Rachel Kaplan

Studying 20th century art of the Americas and Europe; Special focus in Mexican modern art and histories of collecting.

Current PhD Students

Kenji Kajiya

History of art and art criticism in the US and Japan since 1945.

Current PhD Students

Allison Kidd

Roman and Greek art and archaeology; Roman architecture; the development and perception of urban space and topography in antiquity.

Current PhD Students

Marina Kliger

19th century art, especially French, Belgian and British Symbolism, Orientalism, and historical revival movements; Gender and art.

Current PhD Students

Heather Kopleff

“A Community in Stone: The Cenotaph Stelae of Abydos;” Middle Kingdom Egyptian stelae; Excavated private offering chapels.

Current PhD Students

Marci Soonmi Kwon

Modern and Contemporary art.

Current PhD Students

Kirsten Lee

Archaic and Classical Greek Art.

Current PhD Students

Alexis E. Lowry

Current PhD Students

Ted Mann

American and European art of the 1960s, and the mediating role played by dealers, curators, and collectors.

Current PhD Students

Sana Mirza

Islamic Art and Architecture
Current PhD Students

Meggie Morris

Modern and contemporary European and American art and film, particularly Pop, 1950s-1980s.

Current PhD Students

Nicole Myers

18th & 19th century France; Emphasis on the nude in popular & fine art production; Rococo revival in the 19th cent; Gustave Courbet; Women artists.

Current PhD Students

Elyse Nelson

Early 19th century European painting and sculpture.

Current PhD Students

Sean Nesselrode

Latin American art, with a focus on Venezuela; Abstraction in the Americas; Kinetic and optical art; Art and nationalism.

Current PhD Students

Andrea Nitsche-Krupp

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

Current PhD Students

Sam Omans

19th-20th century architecture, applied art; Russia and Central Asia; issues of political economy in design and manufacture.
Current PhD Students

Jeongho Park

16th and 17th century painting in Spain and Italy; Early modern portraiture and art theory in Europe.

Current PhD Students

AnnMarie Perl

Social and political dimensions of 20th century European and American art.

Current PhD Students Lindsay Peterson
19th and 20th century United States architecture and urbanism; Contemporary architecture, urban planning and historic preservation.
lindsayamiller@gmail.com
Current PhD Students

Antonia Jasmine Pocock

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

Current PhD Students

Tara Prakash

Representations of foreigners in ancient Egyptian art; Libyans in Egypt during the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period.

Current PhD Students

Fatima Quraishi

Islamic Art and Architecture.

Current PhD Students

Zhijian Qian

Modern and contemporary Chinese art; Art and politics in China; Art and Nationalism in China; Chinese Artists outside China.

Current PhD Students

Claire de Dobay Rifelj

Postwar American and European art, particularly collage/assemblage, and the intersection of time, culture, and narrative.

Current PhD Students

Juanita Solano Roa

History of photography; Modern and contemporary Latin American art.
js5613@nyu.edu
Current PhD Students

Christina Rosenberger

Modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on materials and techniques, conservation and conservation science.

Current PhD Students

Patrick Salland

Egyptologist, specializing in the art and architecture of the New Kingdom focusing on the decoration of palaces.

Current PhD Students

Ileana L. Selejan

Photography, postwar art, cultural history, history of archaeology in Egypt, Eastern Europe; War photography from the late 70s and 80s.

Current PhD Students

Blanca Serrano Ortiz de Solórzano

Modern and contemporary Spanish and Latin American art; Spanish viceregal painting; Social and political dimensions of Cuban vanguards; international artistic exchange, exhibition practices and history of collecting.

Current PhD Students

Joanna Sheers

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

Current PhD Students

Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi

History of architecture, late 18th century to present; Humanitarian and human rights studies; Spatial politics; History of architecture in the global South and Islamic world.

Current PhD Students

Blythe C. Sobol

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

Current PhD Students

Delia Solomons

20th century art of Europe and the Americas; Dissertation topic: The role of Latin American art in the United States in the 1960s.

Current PhD Students

Lillian Bartlett Stoner

Graeco-Roman Art and Architecture; Hellenistic bronze sculpture; Reception of Greek art in the Roman world.

Current PhD Students Alexandra (Sasha) Suda
Late-medieval painting and manuscript illumination; Central European courts and their ties to France and Italy; Early Renaissance carving with a focus on miniature boxwood sculpture.
sasha.suda@nyu.edu
Current PhD Students

Susanna V. Temkin

Latin American modern art, focusing on the Cuban vanguardia; Exhibition practices and collecting; Transnational exchanges.

Current PhD Students

Jeffrey Uslip

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

Current PhD Students

Rashmi Viswanathan

Photography and painting in 19th century South Asia and Britain.

Current PhD Students

Michael J. Waters

Renaissance architecture; Materiality; Spolia; History of Technology; Architectural prints and drawings.

Current PhD Students

Andrew Farinholt Ward

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

Shannon L. Wearing

Art and architecture in 12th and 13th century Spain and the medieval Mediterranean.
Current PhD Students

Anne Wheeler

Minimal, Post-Minimal and Conceptual Art.
Current PhD Students

Elizabeth A. Williams

Byzantine/early Islamic jewelry; Historiography of early Islamic art; Gender in the early middle ages.
Current PhD Students

Katharine Wright

Modern and contemporary art; Graphic design; Public and conceptual art; Photography; Collecting and display practices.

Current PhD Students

Allison Young

Contemporary art with an emphasis on non-Western art; Film and video.