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Congratulations to 7 of our PhD students for successfully defending their dissertations in Spring and Summer 2024!

July 15, 2024

Maryam Athari (Jahani and the Worlding of Modern Iranian Art (1953-1979))

Jessy Bell (Infrastructures of Solidarity: Nation-Building and Worldmaking in Socialist Yugoslavia)

Caitlin DiMartino (Resplendent Darkness: Black Madonnas and the Making of Race in France and Spain, 1550-1750)

Benjamin Jones (What We Cain't Do: The Pedagogy of the Black Radical Aesthetic Tradition)

Tamar Kharatishvili (Technology as Refuge: Sonia Delaunay-Terk's Collaborative Intermediality, 1913-1937)

Brian Leahy (For Immediate Release: U.S. Contemporary Art and Exhibition Media Across the Long 1970s)

Alissa Schapiro (“Busy with Other News”: American Art, Visual Culture, and Antisemitism during World War II)

Congratulations to Claire Dillon (BA '14) for her 2024-2025 Paul Mellon Rome Prize in Medieval Studies.

April 25, 2024
Claire is currently a PhD candidate at Columbia University. During her fellowship, she will reside at the American Academy in Rome to complete her dissertation, which examines silk production in medieval Sicily and studies hundreds of textile fragments attributed—or misattributed—to the island, reflecting their places in historiographies of the global Middle Ages.

Congratulations to Professor Rebecca Zorach on the publication of her new book, Temporary Monuments: Art, Land, and America’s Racial Enterprise.

March 1, 2024

Congratulations to Professor Christina Kiaer on the publication of her new book, Collective Body: Aleksandr Deineka at the Limit of Socialist Realism.

March 1, 2024