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Graduate Alumni

Alumni of the Graduate Program in the History and Theory of Art and Architecture at Binghamton University have, since the late 1960s, gone on to take up significant academic and curatorial appointments in universities and museums across the United States and abroad, as well as positions in museum education, historic preservation, visual resources management and corporate research, among many other professional fields. To list only a few examples, graduates of the Department of Art History can currently be found in the faculty and curatorial staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Morgan Library, New York, the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, the Bowdoin College Museum, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the University of Arizona at Tucson, the University of Notre Dame, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, and Kaywon School of Art and Design, Euiwang, Korea.

Recently Completed PhDs

 Jennifer Kennedy

“Charming Monsters: The Spectacle of Femininity in Postwar France,” (T. McDonough, 2014).
Current Position: Fellow, Culture Push, New York

 Aynur De Rouen

“Change And Continuity: An Analysis Of The Socio-Spatial Fabric Of Teşvikiye-Nişantaşi, 1945-1960,” (B. Abou-El-Haj and N. Um, 2014).
Current Position: Digitization Specialist, Binghamton University Libraries

 Hye-ri Oh

“The Concept Of Photography In Korea: The Genealogy Of The Korean Conception Of Sajin From The Late Choson Dynastic Period Through Japanese Colonialism,” (J. Tagg, 2014).
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh

Na’ama Klorman-Eraqi

"Feminism and Photography in Britain in 1970s and Early 1980s." (J. Tagg, 2013)
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University

Chunghoon Shin

“Seoul Art ‘Under Construction’ from the Late 1960s to the New Millennium,” (T. McDonough, 2013).
Current position: Lecturer, Department of Archaeology and Art History, Seoul National University

Hala Auji

"Between Script And Print: Exploring Publications Of The American Syria Mission And The Nascent Press In The Arab World, 1834-1860," (N. Um, 2013).
Current position: Assistant Professor, American University in Beirut

 Deniz Karakas

“Clay Pipes, Marble Surfaces: The Topographies of Water Supply in Late Seventeenth- and Early-Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Istanbul,” (N. Um, 2013)
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh

 Jeannine Keefer

"Politicization of Space: Urban Campus, Urban Renewal and Development in the Temple and University City Areas of Philadelphia from 1947 to 1972," (T. McDonough, 2013) 
Current Position:
Visual Resources Librarian, Department of Art and Art History, University of Richmond

 Shriya Sridharan

“Srirangam's New Antiquity - Negotiating the Hindu Temple's Divine and Historic Pasts in a Global Present,” (N. Um, 2012)
Current Position: Faculty Member, Centre for Public History, Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology, Bangalore (India)

 Jeremy Culler

“From Television Signal To Magnetic Strip: An Archaeology Of Experimental Television And Video Knowledge,” (J. Tagg, 2011)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Art History, University of South Carolina Aiken

 Kivanc Kilinc

“Constructing Women for the Republic: The Spatial Politics of Gender, Class and Domesticity in Ankara, 1928-1952,” (T. McDonough, 2010)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Yasar University, Izmir (Turkey)

 Victoria Scott

“Silk-Screens and Television Screens: Maoism and the Posters of May and June 1968 in Paris,” (T. McDonough, 2010)
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

 Cindy Stelmackowich

 "Bodies of Knowledge" Nineteenth-Century Anatomical Atlasess 1800-1860," (J. Tagg, 2010)
Current Position: Carlton University, Ontario, Canada

 Ana Isabel Perez Gavilan

"The Via Crucis Devotion in Eighteenth-Century New Spain: Innovative Practices in the Sanctuary of Jesus of Nazareth of Atotonilco, Gto" (K. Barzman, 2010)
Current Position: Professor, MA Program in Museology, Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía, INAH, Mexico City

Sharon Smith, PhD

“Planned grandeur: a commensurate study of urban expansion in early modern Italy and Mamluk Egypt” (B. Abou-el-Haj and C. Burroughs, 2009)
Current Position: Program Head, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, MIT

Ginamarie Pugliese, PhD

"Reading Children: Constructions of Childhood in England’s Nineteenth-Century Children’s Periodicals, 1855-1875” (A. Walkling, 2009)
Current Position: Assistant Director, Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center

Kenneth Havenstein, PhD

“Choreographing the City: Politics, Pedagogy, and Musicality in Medieval Siena," (B. Abou-El-Haj, 2009).
Current Position: Adjunct Lecturer, Art Department, State College at Oneonta
Adjunct Lecturer, Art and Art History Department, Hartwick College

Saygin Salgirli, PhD

"From Thirteenth-Century Toulouse to Fifteenth-Century Serres: A Comparative Study on Dissent, Authority, and Architecture" (B. Abou-El-Haj, 2009)
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Sabanci University, Istanbul

Charles (Cody) Barteet, PhD

“Colonial Contradictions in the Casa de Montejo and Mérida, Yucatán: Space, Society, and Self-Representation at the Edge of Viceregal Mexico” (K. Barzman, 2008)
Current position:
Assistant Professor, Western Ontario

Gaudencio Fidelis, PhD

“The Reception and Legibility of Brazilian Contemporary Art in the United States (1995–2005)” (A. D’Souza, 2008)
Current position:
Director, Art Museum of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil


Meiqin Wang, PhD

“Confrontation and Complicity: Rethinking Official Art in Contemporary China” (N. Um, 2007)
Current position:
Associate Professor, California State University, Northridge

Raed Al Tal, PhD

"Structures of authority: A sociopolitical account of architectural and urban programs in Amman, Jordan (1953--1999)" (N. Um, 2006)
Current position: Assistant Professor, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Amman, Jordan

Linda Steer, PhD

"Found, borrowed and stolen: The use of photographs in French surrealist reviews, 1924--1939" (J. Tagg, 2006)
Current position: Associate Professor, Brock University

Bulent Batuman, PhD

"Spaces of counter-hegemony: Turkish architects and planners as political agents in the 1970s" (T. McDonough, 2006)
Current position: Assistant Professor, Bilkent University

Ann Ciola, PhD

"Identity and Community Solidarity: Counter-Spectacle, Power and Resistance in the Mass Funeral of the ‘Guguleteu Seven', March 15, 1986" (K. Barzman, 2005)

Sam Y. Liang, PhD

"Ephemeral Households, Splintered City: Mapping Leisure in the Sojourners’ Shanghai, 1870-00” (T. McDonough, 2005)
Current position: Assistant Professor, Utah Valley University

Onyile Onyile, PhD

"Ekpu Oro: The spirits of the living dead as an expression of Oron world view, 1894-1940" (N. Nzegwu, 2005)
Current position: Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University

Karen (Wren) Rogers, PhD

"Checkerboard grids: Principles and practices of spatial order in the Americas and the making of place in New Mexico" (C. Burroughs, 2005)
Current position: Associate Dean for External Affairs, College of Architecture, Design and Construction, and Associate Professor, Auburn University

Teresa Pac, PhD

"Churches at the edge: A comparative study of Christianization processes along the Baltic Sea in the Middle Ages: Gdansk and Novgorod" (C. Burroughs, 2004)
Current position: Assistant Professor, Art History program, University of Central Oklahoma

Sarah Bassnett, PhD

"Visible cities: Photography, visual discourse and city planning in early twentieth-century Toronto and Montreal" (J. Tagg, 2004)
Current position: Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario

Jina Kim, PhD

"Invitation to the Other: The reframing of "American" art and national identity and the 1993 Whitney Biennial in New York and Seoul" (J. Tagg, 2004)
Current position: Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Culture, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

Hong Kal, PhD

"The presence of the past: Exhibitions, memories and national identities in colonial and postcolonial Korea and Japan" (J. Tagg, 2003)
Current position:
Associate Professor, York University

Rosemary Ludwick-Bieker, PhD

The Cloisters Panel "Scenes from the Life of Saint Augustine": A study in late medieval iconography and Augustinian spirituality (B. Abou El Haj, 2003)
Current position: former Catholic sister, retired, traveling the world

Fr. Joseph Bertha, PhD

"The illustration of the Akathist hymn at the Ferapontov Monastery" (B. Abou-El-Haj, 2002)
Current position: Pastor, St. Stephen's Byzantine Church, Amherst, NY

Michelle Hearne, PhD

"Anne de Bretagne (r. 1491-1514): Images of medieval queenship in early modern France" (J. Wilson, 2002)
Current position: Curatorial Assistant, Department of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, The Pierpont Morgan Library, NYC

Bianca Freire-Medeiros, PhD

"The traveling city: Representations of Rio in United States films, travel accounts and scholarly writing (1930s-1990s)"  (A. King, 2002)
Current position: Senior Lecturer of Sociology, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil)

Andrea Frohne, PhD

"The African burial ground in New York City: Manifesting and representing spirituality of space" (N. Nzegwu, 2002)
Current position: Associate Professor, Ohio University

Leigh George, PhD

"The functions of graphic design: Sociologies, history, and the International Design Conference in Aspen" (J. Tagg, 2002)
Current position: Marketing Manager, Pro Bono at Taproot Foundation; former Account Manager at Greenfield/Belser; former Graphics Project Manager at Westat Education

Laura MacCaskey, PhD.

"' macula non est in te.' The birth of the Virgin in sixteenth-century Rome" (C. Burroughs, 2001)
Current position: Assistant Professor, Southeast Missouri State University

Diane Graham [Shafer Domnick], PhD

"Planting, planning and design: A comparative study of English colonial cities founded in India, North America, and the Caribbean, 1660--1710" (A. King, 2001)
Current position: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Titusville

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Last Updated: 10/30/14