Current Graduate Students

Kiernan Acquisto-Axeloons

Kiernan Acquisto-Axeloons
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Education:
B.A., Art History and Classical Studies, Hamilton College (2013)
Research Interests:
Classical art and archaeology, intersections of Classical myth and art, gender archaeology, museum education, collections management
Academic Webpage:
http://udel.academia.edu/KiernanAcquisto



Desiree Annis

Desiree Annis
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Education:
B.A., Museum Studies, Arizona State University (2014)
Research Interests:
Late Imperial China, Chinese decorative, trade, and export arts, particularly porcelains and ceramics; East-West artistic exchanges, especially American and European Chinoiserie, the role of art and material culture Empire formation, the history of collecting and curatorial studies
Academic Webpage:
http://themuseologist.com


La Tanya S. Autry

LaTanya S. Autry
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Education:
B.A., Art History, University of Arizona (2007)
M.A., Art History, University of Delaware (2009)
Research Interests:
Art of the United States, photography, museum studies
Academic Webpage:
http://artstuffmatters.wordpress.com/



Justin Brown

Justin Brown
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Education:
B.A., Art History and Spanish, University of Rhode Island (2012)
Research Interests:
Art and architecture of colonial Ibero-America, Spain, and Portugal; Latin American Modernism





Emily Casey

Emily Casey
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Education:
A.B., Art History and French Studies, Smith College (2009)
M.A., Art History, University of Delaware (2012)
Research Interests:
Art across the Americas, colonial and early national art and material culture of the U.S., trans-oceanic networks of trade and exchange




Nicole Elizabeth Cook

Nicole Elizabeth Cook
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Education:
B.F.A., 2-D Fine Arts and Art History, Moore College of Art & Design (2007)
M.A., Art History, Tyler School of Art, Temple University (2010)
Research Interests:
Early modern Netherlandish art with a focus on late seventeenth-century Dutch paintings, fijnschilders, theater and theatricality, relationships between art and early modern concepts of eroticism, sexuality, and gender



Elisabeth Berry Drago

Elisabeth Berry Drago
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Education:
B.A., Visual Arts and New Media, State University at Fredonia (2004)
M.A., Art History, Temple University (2010)
Research Interests:
Northern Baroque: Dutch and Flemish painting, early modern print culture, and the intersection of art and science; currently developing a dissertation on the alchemical paintings of Thomas Wijck (1616-1677)
Academic Webpage:
http://baroquen.weebly.com


Michele L. Frederick

Michele L. Frederick
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Education:
B.A., Art History, Florida State University (2010)
M.A., Art History and Museum Studies, Case Western Reserve University (2012)
Research Interests:
Northern Baroque art, portraiture, art and the production of identity, early modern art patronage in courts and communities, the collection and display of portraiture, museum studies and practice



Katrina E. Greene

Katrina E. Greene
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Education:
B.A., Art History, Smith College (2008)
M.A., Art History, University of Delaware (2013)
Research Interests:
Nineteenth-century American art, technical art history, curatorial studies and practice, the etching revival, prints and drawings




Isabelle Havet

Isabelle Havet
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Education:
B.A., Art History and English, Brandeis University (2004)
M.A., Art History, University of Delaware (2007)
Research Interests:
Modern art with an emphasis on nineteenth-century France, photography, city planning and public space, intersections between art and science




Jordan Hillman

Jordan Hillman
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Education:
B.A., Art History, American University (2012)
Research Interests:
Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European art, with an emphasis on French painting; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Georges Seurat, Edgar Degas; intersections between art and visual entertainment culture; the spectacle of modern life in turn-of-the-century Paris



Caitlin Hutchison

Caitlin Hutchison
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Education:
B.A., History, Ferris State University (2009)
M.A., History of Art, University of Notre Dame (2012)
Research Interests:
Early medieval art, Insular sculpture and architecture, the relationships between political power, religion, and the production of art in medieval Ireland




Anna Juliar

Anna Juliar
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Education:
B.A., Art History and English, Tufts University (2006)
M.A., Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (2008)
Research Interests:
Nineteenth-century European graphic arts, intersections between nineteenth-century music and art in France and England, curatorial studies




Margarita Karasoulas

Margarita Karasoulas
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Education:
B.A., History and History of Art, Lafayette College (2008)
M.A., History of Art, Southern Methodist University (2012)
Research Interests:
Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American art and visual culture with a focus on the interwar period, modern European and Latin American art, history of photography, race and representation, print culture and mass media



Jessica Larson

Jessica Larson
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Education:
B.A., Art History and History, University of Michigan (2013)
Research Interests:
Nineteenth-century France and former French colonial outposts in Africa, material and print culture, political caricature, visual rhetoric and semiotic studies, the art of French leftist movements




Craig Lee
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Education:
B.A., Dartmouth College
M.A., Bard Graduate Center
Research Interests:
History of modern architecture and design




Sarah Leonard

Sarah Leonard
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Education:
B.A., Art History, Wesleyan University (2009)
M.A., Historic Landscape Studies, University of York, UK (2012)
Research Interests:
British art and decorative arts 1850-1920, particularly Pre-Raphaelite, Aesthetic, and Arts and Crafts movements; garden and landscape history; Victorian masculinity
Academic Webpage:
http://udel.academia.edu/SarahLeonard


Kiersten Mounce

Kiersten Mounce
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Education:
B.A., Classical Studies and Art History, Trinity University (2005)
M.A., Art History, University of California, Davis (2007)
Research Interests:
Nineteenth-century French art, ancient Greek and Roman art, history of collecting
Academic Webpage:
http://www.kierstenmounce.com



Colin Nelson-Dusek

Colin Nelson-Dusek
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Education:
B.A., Art History, Wheaton College (2010)
M.A., History of Art and Architecture, University of Oregon (2014)
Research Interests:
Modern design with an emphasis on the decorative arts of France, specific life histories of objects as tools of self- and national-actualization, the use of design in libratory practices.




Isabel Oleas

Isabel Oleas Mogollon
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Education:
B.Sc., Industrial Chemistry, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador (2000)
B.A., Art Conservation, Universidad Tecnologica Equinoccial, Quito, Ecuador (2007)
M.A., Art History, University of Delaware (2012)
Research Interests:
Colonial art of the Americas, technical art history and workshop practices




Galina Olmsted

Galina Olmsted
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Education:
B.A., Art History and English, Georgetown University (2010)
M.A., Art History and Museum Studies, Case Western Reserve University (2012)
Research Interests:
Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European art, particularly French painting and drawing; technical art history; curatorial and museum practice




Tiffany A. Racco

Tiffany A. Racco
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Education:
B.A., Art History, Clark University (2006)
M.A., Art History, University of Delaware (2009)
Research Interests:
Seventeenth-century Italian art, Naples, the art market, Luca Giordano, Caravaggio





Jeff Richmond-Moll

Jeff Richmond-Moll
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Education:
B.A., Art History, Princeton University (2010)
Graduate Certificate, Christian Studies, Westminster Theological Seminary (2011)
Research Interests:
Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American art, art and religion, transatlantic art history, history of sculpture, African-American art




Ashley Rye

Ashley Rye
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Education:
B.A., Art History and History, Emory University (2007)
M.A., Art History, University of Delaware (2009)
Research Interests:
Nineteenth-century European and American art with an emphasis on nineteenth-century Italy, travel and tourism, transnationalism, gender, intersections between art and religion



Kaila Schedeen

Kaila Schedeen
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Education:
B.A., Art History, University of Texas at Austin (2014)
Research Interests:
Art of the Americas, specifically: African American and Native American art with a focus in drawing and painting, Contemporary Caribbean art, race relations, postcolonial discourse, and representations of violence and trauma in the visual arts




Rebecca Ayres Schwartz

Rebecca Ayres Schwartz
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Education:
B.A., Art History, Connecticut College (2000)
M.A., Art History and Certificate in Museum Studies, Tufts University (2002)
Research Interests:
Nineteenth-century American art and architectural history, Thomas Cole, the Gothic Revival, and material culture




Hannah Segrave

Hannah Segrave
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Education:
B.A., Classics: Latin Literature and Language, Vassar College (2008)
M.A., Art History, University of Delaware (2012)
Research Interests:
Seventeenth-century paintings and sculpture, Renaissance and Baroque art theory and philosophy, Salvator Rosa, Melancholia, Italian drawings




Emily Shartrand

Emily Shartrand
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Education:
B.A., Art History with a concentration in Visual Arts, Barnard College of Columbia University (2012)
M.A., History of Art, Making and Meaning of Art in the Middle Ages, Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2013)
Research Interests:
Medieval art and curatorial studies with an interest in objects including stone sculpture, enamels, ivories, stained glass, and manuscripts; a particular interest in the relationship between text and image, the impact of art on medieval society, and the trade of ideas between France and England after 1066


Isabel Silva

Isabel Silva
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Education:
B.A., History, University of Campinas, Brazil (2009)
M.A., Art History, University of Campinas, Brazil (2013)
Research Interests:
Early Modern Italian and Spanish art; cross-cultural exchanges in the Iberian and the New Worlds, focusing on the 16th and 17th centuries, especially considering portraits and the building of identities or the image of power, art collection and art patronage in courts and urban centers
Academic Webpage:
http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4272858A2


Elizabeth Simmons

Elizabeth Simmons
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Education:
B.A., Strategic Communication, Miami University (2010)
M.A., Art History, Indiana University (2012)
Research Interests:
Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, Old Master prints and drawings, curatorial studies, provenance research




Amy Torbert

Amy Torbert
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Education:
B.A., History of Art, Hollins University (2005)
M.A., History of Art, Williams College (2007)
Research Interests:
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American and British art and material culture studies





Spencer Wigmore

Spencer Wigmore
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Education:
B.A., History of Art, Carleton College (2011)
Research Interests:
Nineteenth-century American art, art of the American west, landscape and ecology






Karli Wurzelbacher

Karli Wurzelbacher
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Education:
B.A., Art History, Ohio State University (2007)
B.A., International Studies: Middle Eastern Studies, Ohio State University (2007)
M.A., Art History, Hunter College, City University of New York (2011)
Research Interests:
Twentieth-century American art, contemporary art, museum studies, history of art collection and display
Academic Webpage:
http://www.artassemblyrequired.org


Rachel Zimmerman

Rachel Zimmerman
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Education:
B.A., Art with an emphasis in Art History, New Mexico State University (2008)
B.A., German, New Mexico State University (2009)
M.A., Art History, University of Delaware (2011)
Research Interests:
Colonial Ibero-American art with an emphasis on Brazil, workshop practices, globalization and collecting
Academic Webpage:
http://mgsetecentista.weebly.com