Art Education

PhD

Allison Rowe

Interests: socially engaged art, museum studies, contemporary art, museum education, activist art
Dissertation topic: Ethnographic study of museum-based socially engaged art
allisonroweart.com

Albert Stabler

Interests: Race, incarceration, policing, law, sadism, torture, trauma, conceptual art, entropy
Dissertation title: Artist, teacher, cop: Laurie Jo Reynolds and the aesthetics's of power
www.bertstabler.com

Hong-An Wu

Interests: Critical Theory of Play, Feminist Pedagogy & Technology, Games & Learning, New Media Arts Education
www.wuhongann.tw/

 

MA

Kamila Glowacki

Interests: community-based art education, museums, social practice
kamilaglowacki.com/

Luo Wang

Interests: Museum education, contemporary art, new media. 
www.vivienneluowang.com

MEd

 

Art History

PhD

Alyssa Rose Bralower

Interests: 20th century and contemporary art, the history and theory of photography, representations of race and gender, performance art and performances of everyday life, 19th and 20th century European and U.S. popular culture, public and private spaces, politics of display, archival interventions, affect theory, feminist and queer theories, critical theory 
Dissertation title: The Surface Image and Ulterior Psyches: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore's Anti-nazi Propaganda

Jenelle Davis

Interests: ethics of representation, commemorations and memorials, trauma and memory studies, conflict, peace and reconciliation studies, art and human rights, forensic architecture
illinois.academia.edu/JenelleDavis

Maria Dorofeeva

Interests: Critical Queer Theory, Gender and Sexuality in the Arts, History of National Fine Arts Exhibitions in Spain, European Symbolism, Anarchism and Visual Culture, Criminal Anthropology and the Arts 
Dissertation: Fantasizing Manhood: Art, Sexual Politics and the Rise of Queer Counterpublics in Spain, 1898-1939

Lauren (Ally) Johnson

Interests: modern and contemporary art, photography, critical race theory, museums and activism
Dissertation: "True Americanism": Images of Race and Citizenship in Ansel Adams's Photobooks, 1940-1960

Nancy Karrels

Interests: Art History Provenance, history of collections, 18th-19th century French art, the early modern European art market, cultural property law. 
Dissertation title: Napoleonic spoliation.

Jessie Landau

Minor: American Indian Studies
Interests: decolonial theory, indigenous critical theory, affect theory, ecocritical studies, twentieth century American art, natural history, taxidermy, wilderness, American West, hunting, Bigfoot, photography, extinction

Dana Ostrander

Interests: American Art of the 19th and 20th centuries, the History of Photography, Medical Representations of the Body, Gender and Queer Theory, Race and Indigeneity, Disability Studies
Dissertation: Down to a Science: The Vestiges of Medical Photography in American Fine Art, 1860-2000 

Jenny Peruski

Interests: Swahili Coast art and architecture, Indian Ocean trade, Islamic studies, textiles, calligraphy, material culture of the slave trade

Gonzalo Pinilla

Minor: Latin American Photography
Interests: Latin American Modern and Contemporary art particularly print media, photography, colonial studies, contemporary urban cultural production, the history of collecting and displaying in South America, visual culture and politics, and questions of race and gender.

Sarah Richter

Interests: Contemporary African Art, West African and Diasporic Photography, Critical Race Theory, Borders, sites of encounter, memory and trauma studies, port cities, portrait photography, representations of race and gender

Xuxa Rodriguez

Interests: Modern and contemporary Latin American and Latinx art, Blackness, Brownness, feminist and queer theory, performance studies. 
Dissertation title: Performing Exile: Cubanidad, Performance Art, and Cuban-American Subjectivity 
www.xuxarodriguez.com

Noelia Irizarry Román

Interests: nineteenth and twentieth century Latin American art; Latin American photography; studies of colonialism; representations of race and gender in Latin American art and photography; national identity discourses in modern Latin American art; the primitive in the nineteenth century imagination; citizenship; borders; Latino/a art

Laura Elizabeth Shea

Interests: History of photography, modern and contemporary art, feminist art, documentary photography, landscape photography, American and French literature and visual culture
Dissertation title: Photographs from the Road: Inge Morath, Sophie Calle, Sally Mann and the American Landscape 
lauraelizabethshea.wordpress.com

Rachel White

Interests: 20th century art and visual culture in the United States; Histories of Photography and the Illustrated Press; Constructions and Performances of Gender; Materiality and Affect Theory 
Dissertation title: Graphic Form: Vogue and the Politics of the Body, 1930-1950

MA

Cherise Lukacs Brashear

Interests: The Representation of Games in 18th-Century Rococo Painting, Baroque and Rococo Painting

Yue Dai

Interests: paintings in Ming and Qing dynasties, theory of literature and art, gender studies, cultural studies, urban space studies

Maria V. Garth

Interests: Modern and contemporary art, history and theory of photography, European avant-garde art, critical theory, photographic representations of gender and race, feminist art
mariavgarth.com

Mollie Henry

Interests: 18th and 19th century French and English lithography, Art of the French Revolution, Theodore Géricault and depictions of horses, Romantic prints and painting

Lilah Leopold

Interests: Site-specific artworks and monuments; Ecology and landscape; History of Science, Technology, and Natural History; Interdisciplinary collaboration; The Archive