Graduate Students

Current graduate students

The graduate program in the history and theory of art and architecture at Binghamton University is home to a diverse community of students from New York state, across the United States, and around the world. Many students join Binghamton's program after having received a BA or MA from another institution in the SUNY system. Over the past twenty years, students have also come to Binghamton from Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, India, Israel, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, and other countries. At Binghamton, MA and PhD students undertake research on a range of topics, as featured below.

Visit the the list of recently completed PhDs to view other research topics that doctoral students have pursued in the department.

  • Current PhD candidates, dissertation titles and advisors

    NATASHA BECKER, "The Johannesburg Biennales, 1995 and 1997" (T. McDonough)

    LAUREL ANNE BRAUN, "Statements of Materiality within the Liminal Spaces of Double Monasteries" (A. Walkling)

    YURI CHANG, "Making Monuments: The Production of Space and the Politics of Memory in Post-Gwangju South Korea" (T. McDonough)

    HYEOK CHO, "Can the Subaltern Artist Speak?: Postmodernity, Femininity, and Racial Identity in Lee Bul's Art" (J. Tagg)

    ALISSA de WIT-PAUL, "New Mexico on the Margins of Eco-Architecture in 1960s and 1970s America" (T. McDonough)

    DEBORA FACCION, "An Odd Man Out: Antonio Dias in 1970s Art Worlds" (T. McDonough)

    MELISSA FITZMAURICE, "Modeling the Modern Myth of Rome" (J. Walker)

    ADDIE GORDON, "Constructing the Culture Pilgrim: Architecture and Revitalization in Santiago de Compostela" (P. Smart)

    IHNMI JON, "When Willful Institutionalization Becomes Form: Artworld Globalization, Cai Guo-Qiang, and Aesthetics of Contingency" (P. Smart)

    WYLIE SCHWARTZ, "Experimental Pedagogies: Art and Politics of the Scandinavian Neo-Avant-Garde (1961-1972)" (T. McDonough)

    ZOHREH SOLTANI, "TEHRAN: A Symptomatic Rendering of Public Architecture" (T. McDonough and N. Um)

    DAVID THOMAS, "Tune in, Turn On, Don't Drop Out: Pulsa and the Forming of Computer Based Ecology" (K. Hatch)

    NICOLE WAGNER, "Women Working the Table: The Material Culture, Gendered Spaces, and Visual Representations of Female Card Players in Early Modern Italy" (K. Barzman)

    JEFFREY YOUN, "The Planning, Construction, and Operations of Suwon in Late-Eighteenth-Century Korea: A Genealogy of the Joseon City and the Modernization of Korean Production and Markets" (K. Barzman)

  • Graduate Student Excellence Awards (2000-present)

    2018-2019
    Laurel Braun, Teaching
    Zohreh Soltani, Research

    2016-2017
    Nicole Wagner, Teaching

    2015-2016
    Paulina Banas, Teaching
    Rotem Rozental, Research 

    2014-2015
    Melissa Fitzmaurice, Teaching
    Dengyan Zhou, Research 

    2013-2014
    Angelique Szymanek, Teaching
    Josh Franco, Research

    2012-2013
    Jennifer Kennedy, Research 

    2011-2012
    Chunghoon Shin, Research 

    2009-2010
    Hala Auji, Teaching 

    2008-2009
    Deniz Karakas, Research
    Hye-ri Oh, Teaching

    2007-2008
    Shriya Sridharan, Teaching

    2006-2007
    Meiqin Wang, Teaching and the University Award for Student Excellence
    Kivanc Kilinc, Teaching
    Saygin Salgirli, Teaching

    2005-2006
    Raed Al Tal, Teaching

    2004-2005
    Karen (Wren) Rogers, Research

    2003-2004
    Karen (Wren) Rogers, Teaching
    Christine Bianco, Teaching
    Yun Xiang (Sam) Liang, Research

    2002-2003
    Jina Kim, Teaching
    Cody Barteet, Teaching
    Sarah Bassnett, Research
    Hong Kal, Research 

    2001-2002
    Andrea Frohne, Teaching 

    2000-2001
    Marcia Blackburn, Teaching
    Sharon Smith, Teaching
    Fadhili Mshana, Research
    Hamid Irbouh, Research