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Current Students

Salah Ahmed

MFA Rochester Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Contemporary photography / art dealing with conflict

 

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 

 

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

 

Hannah Hempstead Dwiggins
Hannah Hempstead Dwiggins

 

BA, Art History, Binghamton University, 2014
Research interests: Nineteenth-Century British Art, Architecture, and Literature
Advisor: Andrew Walkling

 

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
Dissertation title: Brazilian Culture and Contemporary Art theory
Advisor: Kevin Hatch

 

Melissa Fitzmaurice
Melissa Fitzmaurice

PhD candidate
MA Art History, Binghamton University, 2012
BA Art History, University of Connecticut, 2010
Tentative Dissertation Title: Modeling the Modern Myth of Rome
Advisor: Julia Walker 

 

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

 

Addie Gordon
Addie Gordon

BA, Art History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Research interests: pilgrimage studies, tourism, and art and cultural transmission
Advisor: Pam Smart

Anwar Ibrahim
Anwar Ibrahim

PhD candidate
MS Architectural Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1999
BS Architectural Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1996
Dissertation title: Politics, Controversy and Design in Post 9/11 American Mosques: The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, Roxbury, Massachusetts
Advisor: Nancy Um

Ihnmi Jon
Ihnmi Jon

MA Art Theory and Visual Studies, Seoul National University, 2011
BA Archaeology and Art History, Seoul National University, 2008
BFA Traditional Painting, Seoul National University, 2008
Research Interests: Cultural production in East Asia after 1950, Diffusion and reception of Modernity; Modernity and identity, Orientalism within East Asia itself, Globalism, Representation of identity in contemporary global art worlds

 

Kasia Kieca
Kasia Kieca

BA, Rutgers University
Research Interests: History of photography; nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America; immigration; archives
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: Post-war and contemporary art, Art and politics, Film
Thesis title: "Cross-axis of Godard and Fromanger: Filmtract no. 1968, Le Rouge"
Advisor: Thomas McDonough

 

Lena Mei
Lena Mei

BA, Archaeology/Architecture and Japanese, University of Rochester
Research Interests: Art and Architectural development post WWII China, The Cultural Revolution 1966-1976, Gentrification in contemporary China, cultural identity represented in Chinese art and architecture

 

Young-Sin Park
Young-Sin Park

PhD candidate
MA Art History, Hongik University, Korea
BA History, Chung-Ang 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

PhD candidate
MA Philosophy, Cohn Institute for History and Philosophy of Sciences and Ideas, Tel Aviv University
BA, Philosophy and Art History, Tel Aviv University
Dissertation Title: Photographic Archives, Nationalism and the Foundation of the Jewish State, 1903-1948.
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

Zohreh Soltani
Zohreh Soltani

 

MA, Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2011
BA, Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2008
Research interests: Modern architecture of Iran, urban design and public space, power and city, socio-political formation of space
Advisor: Tom McDonough

Angelique Szymanek
Angelique Szymanek

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

 

David Thomas
David Thomas

MA, Art History, University of Arizona
BA, Art History, University of North Texas
Research Interests: Intersections of art, technology, and architecture primarily focusing on contemporary art and new media

 

Catherine Elise Trucks
Catherine Elise Trucks

MA History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art
BA Art History, Columbia University
Research Interests: Modern and contemporary art
Advisor: Tom McDonough 

 

Lyno Vuth
Lyno Vuth

MSSc in International Development, RMIT University, Australia, 2009
BS in Computer Science & Engineering, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2002
Research Interests: Modern and contemporary arts from Cambodia and Southeast Asia, especially socially engaged, participatory, and experimental arts
Advisor: John Tagg 

 

Nicole Wagner
Nicole Wagner

MA History with Museum Studies Certificate, State University of New York at Buffalo
BA Art History, State University of New York at Geneseo
Research Interests: Early Modern Italian painting, focusing on the identity of the Renaissance man and the artistic representation of those perceived as existing outside social and cultural norms
Advisor: Karen-edis Barzman

 

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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