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Congratulations to Our 2019 Graduates!

PhD Graduates:
Shelley Alice Burian - Ancient Americas     An Jiang - Ancient Greece
Kira K. Jones - Ancient Rome                     Andrea McKenzie - Ancient Americas
Joanna Camp Mundy - Ancient Rome
Undergraduates:
Fabliha Anam                                             Olivia Arboneaux
Hannah Baratz                                           Devon Becker
Anna Braxton                                             Josh Buksbaum
Olivia Chang                                               Jordan Chapman
Jenna Grace Cooper                                   Ariel Dames-Podell
Emily Dean                                                 Julia Ditkoff
Olivia Fisher                                               Anna Glass
Riley Horne                                                Saba Hossain
Emma Jost-Price                                        Hannah Middlebrook
Esther Park                                                 Jon Regenold
Olivia Salomone                                         Caroline Scheving
Anna Shikhman                                          Graham Stopa
Siyuan (Anna) Wang                                  Justine Zimmerman

Susan Gagliardi and Lisa Lee have both been named fellows at The Clark Art Institute. The fellowship program enables scholars to pursue their research and participate in various institute events. While in residence, Susan Gagliardi will be working on Mapping Senufo, while Lisa Lee will be working on a monograph that analyzes the early work of Thomas Hirschhorn.

Elizabeth Pastan has been named a Senior Fellow at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Walter Melion has been awarded the Woolford B. Baker Award for his tireless and outstanding service to the Michael C. Carlos Museum.

Elizabeth Pastan was interviewed on CNN about the artwork and relics that survived the Notre-Dame de Paris fire.

Alumnus Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi 13PhD has been named the Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He will be a member of the department of painting and sculpture and will serve as a valuable collaborator in the MoMa's initiative to tell a more expansive and inclusive story of 20th- and 21st- century art.

The catalogue for the LACMA exhibition, Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915-1985, which includes an essay by Megan O’Neil, has been awarded the 2019 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award from the College Art Association. The Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award is given for an especially distinguished catalogue in the history of art, published in the penultimate calendar year under the auspices of a museum, library, or collection.

Sarah McPhee and Renée Stein have been awarded $650,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of a $1,000,000 grant to continue the Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Object-Centered Curatorial Research. The grant will go to the Art History Department and the Michael C. Carlos Museum and support continued collaboration with the High Museum of Art.

The catalogue for the J. Paul Getty Museum and Royal Academy of Arts exhibition, The Renaissance Nude, which includes an essay by Jean Campbell, “Painting Venus in the Poetic Tradition of the Early Reniassance,” has been named one of the Books of the Year 2018 by The Times Literary Supplement.

Introducing New Faculty: Rune Nyord, Assistant Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology; and Megan O'Neil, Assistant Professor of Art History and Faculty Curator of the Art of the Americas.


Bonna Wescoat has been awarded a Connecting Art Histories Grant from The Getty Foundation for Beyond the Northern Aegean, a two-year traveling seminar program to explore ancient Greek architecture.

Jean Campbell has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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