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Current Students

 Heather Allen

BA Medieval Studies & Classical Civilization, Binghamton University, 2010
Research interests: medieval art & architecture, textiles, Byzantine studies
Advisor: Barbara Abou-El-Haj

 

Hala Auji
Hala Auji

PhD candidate
MA Art History, Criticism & Theory, Art Center College of Design, 2006
BFA Graphic Design, American University of Beirut, 2002
Research interests: Islamic art and material culture; the book arts and print culture in the Middle East and Asia; history of reading and publishing; studies of modernity, orientalism and global networks of exchange; design history
Dissertation title: Between Script and Print: Exploring Publications of the American Syria Mission and the Nascent Press in the Arab World, 1834-1860
Advisor: Nancy Um
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Chris Balsiger
Chris Balsiger

PhD candidate
MA Art History, SUNY Stony Brook
BA Art History, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Advisor: Tom McDonough

Paulina Banas
Paulina Banas

PhD candidate
MA Universite Paris-Sorbonne, 2007
Research interests: 19th century orientalism, early Middle Eastern photography
Advisor: Nancy Um

Amanda Beardsley
Amanda Beardsley

MA Art History, University of Utah, 2011
BA Art History, University of Utah, 2009
Research Interests: spatial politics, identity, performance, site specificity, cultural production, 20th Century art and architecture
Advisor: Tom McDonough 

 

Natasha Becker

PhD candidate
Higher Diploma in Education and Philosophy Honors Degree, South Africa
Dissertation Topic: The Johannesburg Biennials, South Africa, 1995-1997
Advisor: Tom McDonough

Laurel Anne Braun
Laurel Anne Braun

 

BA Art History Oswego State University of New York
AOS Bryant & Stratton College
Provisional Dissertation Topic: Exploring Gender Through Art and Architecture in the Double Monasteries of Medieval Spain
Advisor: Barbara Abou-El-Haj

 

Yuri Chang

PhD candidate
MA Ewha Women’s University, 2006
BA Ewha Women’s University, 2002
Proposed Dissertation Topic: Proposed Dissertation Topic: Making Monuments: The Production of Space and the Politics of Memory in Post-Gwangju South Korea
Advisor: Tom McDonough

 

Hyeyun Chin

PhD candidate
BFA Sculpture, Sungshin Women's University (2003)
MA Art Theory, Seoul National University (2006)
Research interests: Early Modern British Art and Architecture; The Spatial Politics of seventeenth-century London; Critical Urban Theory
Advisor: Andrew Walkling

 

Hyeok Cho

 

PhD candidate
MA Art History, Hongik University, Korea
BFA Painting, Hongik University, Korea
Research interests:Contemporary Korean, Japanese, and Chinese art; feminist art and theory; postcolonial theory
Dissertation title:"Can the Subaltern Artist Speak?: Postmodernity, Femininity, and Racial Identity in Lee Bul’s Art"
Advisor: John Tagg

 

Aynur De Rouen

 

PhD candidate
Advisor: Barbara Abou-El-Haj

 

Alissa de Wit-Paul

 

MARCH, University of Buffalo
BS Design and Environmental Analysis concentration in Interior Design, Cornell University
Dissertation topic: the history and mythology of sustainable architecture
Advisor: Thomas McDonough

 

Cagatay Dogan

PhD candidate
MArch, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
BArch, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Advisor:Tom McDonough

 

Debora Faccion
Debora Faccion

MA Communication and Society, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, 2012
BA Social Communication, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, 2008
Research Interests: Brazilian Culture and Contemporary Art theory
Advisor: Kevin Hatch

 

Jenna Febrizio
Jenna Febrizio

BA History and Art History, State University of New York at Geneseo
Research Interests: History and memory in 20th-century Germany, Expressionism
Advisor: Julia Walker

 

Melissa Fitzmaurice
Melissa Fitzmaurice

MA Art History, Binghamton University, 2012
BA Art History, University of Connecticut, 2010
Research Interests: Early Christian Art and Architecture
Advisor: Barbara Abou-El-Haj 

 

Josh T. Franco
Josh T. Franco

 

PhD candidate
MA Philosophy, Interpretation & culture, Binghamton University, 2010
BA Southwestern University, 2006
Research interests: Post-war and contemporary art by Chicana/os, 1960's, "Minimalism", Marfa, Texas
Tentative Dissertation Title:
Marfa, Marfa: Minimalism, Rasquachismo, and a Question of Decolonial Aesthetics in Far West Texas
Advisor:
Tom McDonough

 

Anwar Ibrahim
Anwar Ibrahim

PhD candidate
BArch, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 1996
MArch, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 1999
Research interests: Modern and Contemporary Islamic Architecture
Advisor: Nancy Um

Jennifer Kennedy

 

PhD candidate
MA Art History, University of Western Ontario
BA Art History, University of Western Ontario
Advisor: Tom McDonough

 

Na'ama Klorman-Eraqi
Klorman-Eraqi

PhD candidate
BA Art History and General and Interdisciplinary Studies, Tel Aviv University
MA Art History, Tel Aviv University
Research interests: modern and contemporary art
Dissertation title: Feminism and Photography in 1970s and 1980s Britain
Advisor: John Tagg

 

Lalaine Little
Little

PhD candidate
BS Political Science, University of Houston
MAT Museum Education, George Washington University
MA Art History, Binghamton University
Research interests: Early Modern Asian-European cultural exchange; Sino-Hispano-Filipino visual culture
Dissertation title: "Portable Devotion: Philippine Christian Visual Culture 1521-1815"
Advisor: Nancy Um
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Hye Young Min

BA Art History, Korea National University of Arts
Research Interests: contemporary art

 

Justin Norman

BA Art History, State University of New York at Potsdam College, 2012
Research Interests: Early modern Italian, architecture
Advisor: Karen Barzman 

 

Hye-ri Oh

PhD candidate
BA Political Science, Ewha Woman's University, Korea
MFA Photography, Ewha Woman's University, Korea
MA Modern art and Theory, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Research interests: Contemporary Art Theory and History of Photography
Dissertation Title: "Photography and Criticism in Korea: Modernity, National Identity and the Conception of Photography from the late Chosun Dynasty through Japanese Colonialism to Independence"
Advisor: John Tagg

 

Young-Sin Park
Young-Sin Park

PhD candidate
BA History, Chung-Ang University, Korea
MA Art History, Hongik University, Korea
Research interests: International Expositions in Modern Korea and Japan; Modern Korean/Japanese Art and Exhibitions; Modernization and Colonialism in East Asia; Cultural Studies and Critical Theory
Dissertation Title: "The Chosŏn Industrial Exposition of 1915"
Advisor: John Tagg

 

Rotem Rozental
Rotem Rozental

MA Philosophy, Cohn Institute for History and Philosophy of Sciences and Ideas, Tel Aviv University
Research interests: Photography, archival forms, social networks and the migration of knowledge
Proposed Dissertation Topic: Archives, Nationalism and the Jewish State: From the Zionist Photo-Archive to the Private Album
Advisor: John Tagg

 

Wylie Schwartz
Wylie Schwartz

 

MA Art History, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Research interests: Artist collectives and experimental pedagogy, 1955-1970, collaborative and socially engaged art and its theoretical contexts, modern and contemporary art and critical theory
Advisor: Tom McDonough

Chunghoon Shin

 

PhD candidate
MA Archaeology and Art History, Seoul National University, Korea
Research interests: East Asian Contemporary Art, focusing on representations of East Asian urbanity
Advisor: Tom McDonough

 

James Shoemaker, III
James Shoemaker, III

 

BA Art History/Classical History, Kalamazoo College
Research interests: Renaissance/Early Modern Italy
Advisor: Karen Barzman

 

Angelique Szymanek
Angelique Szymanek

PhD candidate
MA, SUNY Buffalo, 2009
BA, SUNY Buffalo, 2005
Research interests: performativity, feminism, contemporary American performance
Advisor: Tom McDonough

 

Ya-Ling Wang

PhD candidate
MFA Art History, Ohio University
Research interests:  Modern American Art
Advisor: John Tagg

 

Dengyan Zhou
Dengyan Zhou

PhD candidate
MA, Renmin University of China, 2006
BA, Renmin University of China, 2002
Research interests: History of photography in China, twentieth-century Chinese cultural history
Dissertation title: "The Language of 'Photography' in China: A Genealogy of Conceptual Frames from Sheying to Xinwen sheying and Jishi shying"
Advisor: John Tagg

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Last Updated: 8/5/13