Michael Schreyach

Ph.D. 2005 (Dept. of History of Art) Michael Schreyach is Associate Professor of Art History at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of Pollock’s Modernism (2017).

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Kristen Seaman

Kristen Seaman Advisor: Andrew Stewart Kristen Seaman (PhD 2009) is an Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and an affiliated member of the Department of Classics at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Rhetoric and Innovation in the Art of the Hellenistic Courts (Cambridge 2020) and the co-editor (with Peter Schultz) of Artists and Artistic Production in Ancient Greece (Cambridge 2017). She has received several fellowships and grants,...

Andrew Sears

Andrew Sears (2012) studies medieval art and architecture with Beate Fricke. He received his B.A. in Art History from Emory University. His research focuses on relics, reliquaries, and saints’ cults, with a particular emphasis on Northern Europe and the Hanseatic League.

Joshua A. Shannon

Joshua Shannon is Professor of contemporary art history and theory in the Department of Art History & Archaeology at the University of Maryland. He is the author of The Recording Machine: Art and Fact during the Cold War (Yale University Press, 2017) and The Disappearance of Objects: New York Art and the Rise of the Postmodern City (Yale University Press, 2009). He is founder and director of the Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity and lives in Washington, DC. In 2019-20, he is Terra Visiting Professor of American Art at the Freie...

Jennifer L. Shaw

PhD 1994. Jennifer L. Shaw is author of Exist Otherwise: The Life and Work of Claude Cahun, Reaktion Books, London, 2017; Reading Claude Cahun’s Disavowals, Routledge, 2013; and Dream States: Puvis de Chavannes, Modernism and the Fantasy of France, Yale University Press, 2002. She is Professor of Art History at Sonoma State University.
In February 2018, she was invited to Paris as an...

Emma Silverman

Emma Silverman specializes in Modern and Contemporary American art with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality. Emma is writing her dissertation on the Watts Towers in Los Angeles. More broadly, her research is concerned with art’s role in the built environment, the visual cultures of social movements, and the politics of folk and outsider art. Emma earned her BA from Wesleyan University in 2006 and graduated with an MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012.

Delphine Sims

Delphine Sims studies the history of photography in the Americas. She earned a B.A. in Art History and African American Studies from the University of Southern California in 2013. Her research focuses on the ways in which race, gender, geography, and urbanity inform landscape photography. She previously worked at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art as the Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Photography. There, she organized exhibitions and contributed writings on subjects such as the history of salted paper prints, California landscape photography, mid-20th-century Mexican photography,...

Jon Soriano

Jon Soriano (2012) studies the arts of East and Central Asia, with a particular interest in Buddhist concepts of space and script during the Qing Dynasty. Jon has an MA in Asian studies from CSULB and an MA in ethnology from Cheng-Chi University, and has worked as a researcher at the National Palace Museum in Taipei and as a Chinese-to-English translator. Jon is currently the recipient of a Eugene Cota-Robles fellowship. A recent work appears in the journal Room 1000.

Jessica Stair

Jessica Stair (PhD 2018) specializes in the visual culture of colonial Latin America. She was co-advised by Todd Olson and Lisa Trever. Her dissertation “Indigenous Literacies in the Techialoyan Manuscripts of New Spain” considers a corpus of Central Mexican community documents in which late-colonial artists and scribes invented new iconographies and modes of reading and writing that derived from pre-Columbian, early colonial, and European traditions. She is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Research Associate affiliated with the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Brown...

Deborah Stein

Professor Stein is the author of a recent book The Hegemony of Heritage: Ritual and the Record in Stone (open access and print paperback from UC Press 2018; and, hardcover art book from Mapin 2019). This work takes the reader on a journey back in time to four different periods to explore what the visual and inscriptional record can tell us about the same few Hindu and Jain temples in the Southern Rajasthan over the past one thousand years. Trained as a medievalist art historian of South Asian Art, Dr. Stein holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and has taught widely...