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Graduate Students

Julia Bender

Interests: Islamic and Medieval art, specifically portraiture and manuscripts

Andy Bowers

Major: Baroque/Renaissance
Minor: Latin American 

Simone Cambridge

Interests: transatlantic slavery, diasporic identity, postcolonialism, and race in visual culture and curatorial theory

Yi-Lin Cheng

Interests: British art, craft history, history of collecting, and taste in art

Nicholas Dahle

Interests: Chinese ink painting and ceramics, Buddhist art, Japanese art, architecture and garden design

Minna Heaton

Major: Ancient Roman
Minor: Undecided

Roya Peighambarzadeh

Interests: Modern and Contemporary Art, Iranian Art, Islamic Art

Piper Prolago

Interests: art in public spaces, monuments and the commemorative landscape, critical pedagogy, postcolonialism, race in visual culture

Isabel Ruiz Cano

Interests: Visual culture and colonization, modern/contemporary art in the Americas, critical archival theory

Samit Sinha

Interests: Influence of psychology, biology, and related sciences on Modernist art and architecture; the use of broad and intersecting methodologies to approach art, artists, and audiences

Annie Sollinger

Major: Medieval
Minor: Modern

Anita Zia

Interests: Post-colonialism in the long 18th century, power structures such as the British Empire, and cross-cultural exchanges in Persia