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Graduate Students

Yi-Lin Cheng

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

Olivia Englehart


Major: East Asian
Minor: Undecided 

Jackson Goode

Interests: Roman Imperial portraiture; ancient sculpting techniques; the rise of neoclassical imagery in 19th century Europe; provenance research on antiquities

Cecily Hughes

Interests: Humor in art as a force for coping, critique and change, with an emphasis in the art of medieval Europe and the medieval and early modern Islamic world; and medieval games and play

Julia Bender

Interests: Islamic and Medieval art, specifically portraiture and manuscripts

Andy Bowers

Major: Baroque/Renaissance
Minor: Latin American 

Nicholas Dahle

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

Minna Heaton

Major: Ancient Roman
Minor: Undecided

Jill Hughes

Major: Modern/Contemporary 
Minor: 19th Century European

Yonatan Levia

Major: Modern/Contemporary
Minor: Architecture

Ana Moctezuma Cruz

Major: Islamic 
Minor: European 1750-1914 

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