Thadeus Dowad

Thadeus Dowad (2014) specializes in the art and architectural history of Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a special interest in global methods of analysis that address the latent Orientalist residues of art historical research today. Thadeus’ dissertation, tentatively titled “Border Regimes: European Art and Ottoman Modernity, 1789-1839,” will examine the first wave of experimentations with “Western” image genres and media on the part of the Ottoman government during an era of heightened reform known as the New Order. His study argues for...

Nina Dubin

Nina Dubin is Associate Professor of Art History and an affiliate of the Department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of Futures & Ruins: Eighteenth-Century Paris and the Art of Hubert Robert (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2010; 2012). Her work has been supported by institutions including the Getty Research Institute; the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, where she was a Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow from 2013 to 2014; the Clark Art Institute where she...

Susan Eberhard

Susan Eberhard (2013) studies the material culture of exchange between China and the maritime West. Her dissertation is tentatively titled “Chinese Export Silverwares, Foreign Coins, and Incarnations of Value: The Global Economy and Its Materials, 1682–1902.” She is presently an Andrew W. Mellon predoctoral fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), conducting fieldwork in Asia and Europe.

Sarah Evans

Associate Professor Sarah Evans (Ph.D. 2004) teaches the history and theory of contemporary art at Northern Illinois University. Her dissertation is entitled Situating Cindy Sherman: Artistic Communities, Critical Agendas and Cultural Allegiances, 1975-1984. After earning her Ph.D., she held postdoctoral fellowships in the College of Letters and Science at Berkeley and at Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities. She is writing a book, Stealing Home, about late 1970s appropriation art and No Wave film and music. She is also writing...

Charlotte Eyerman

Alumna Charlotte Eyerman, Executive Director of the Monterey Museum of Art, was awarded the insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters on October 3, 2014. On behalf of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Consul General of France in Los Angeles Axel Cruau bestowed the honor (the equivalent of knighthood) at a private ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA.

The Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) was established in 1957 to recognize eminent artists and writers, as well as people...

E.C. Feiss

E. C. Feiss (2015) is a critic and PhD candidate studying the history and theory of Modern and Contemporary art, specifically western socially and politically engaged art practices that articulate programs for justice and social utility. She also writes broadly about art after 1960. Her work has appeared in Afterall, Frieze, Open! Radical Philosophy and Texte zur Kunst amongst others. In 2014–15, she was a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht and an instructor at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. She holds an MA from...

Elizabeth Ferrell

Elizabeth Ferrell (PhD 2012) is Assistant Professor of Art History at Arcadia University.

Jez Flores García

Jez Flores García (PhD 2020) studys contemporary art with a particular interest in Chicano art. She wrote her dissertation on the role of various types of camp, via queer culture, rasquache, and glam rock, in the eclectic artistic production of the East Los Angeles art collective Asco. After completing her MA at the University of Cincinnati, she served as curator for contemporary art at the Cincinnati Art Museum and acted as assistant to the creative director for the 11th Venice Biennale of Architecture. Jez earned her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in...

Amy Freund

After five years at TCU in Fort Worth, Amy Freund (2005) moved down the road to Dallas to begin a new job in the art history department at SMU. Her first book, Portraiture and Politics in Revolutionary France, appeared with Penn State University Press this summer.

Carl Gellert

Carl is spending 2013-14 on a Japan Foundation Fellowship in Nara, Japan. While there he will be conducting research for his dissertation at the Nara National Institute for Cultural Properties and Archaeological Institute of Kashihara. His dissertation examines the Fujinoki tomb, focusing on an examination of grave-goods and other artifacts from the site as a means of better understanding 5th-8th century mortuary traditions, and Japan’s early relationship with China and Korea.