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Predoctoral Dissertation Fellows, 1965 – 2017

2009 – 2010

Sinem Arcak [University of Minnesota]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2008 – 2010
Gifts in Motion: Ottoman-Safavid Cultural Exchange, 1501 – 1639

Wen-shing Chou [University of California, Berkeley]
Ittleson Fellow, 2008 – 2010
Where Our Journeys End: Visions, Exchanges, and Encounters in Early Modern Representations of Mount Wutai

Sonja Drimmer [Columbia University] — not in residence
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 2009 – 2010
The Visual Language of Vernacular Manuscript Illumination: John Gower’s Confessio Amantis (Pierpont Morgan MS M.126)

Ivan Drpić [Harvard University]
David E. Finley Fellow, 2007 – 2010
Kosmos of Verse: Art and Epigram in Late Byzantium

George F. Flaherty [University of California, Santa Barbara]
Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2008 – 2010
Mediating the Third Culture at Tlatelolco, Mexico City

Ralph Ghoche [Columbia University] — not in residence
Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2009 – 2010
Ornament, Aesthetic Theory, and Expressive Signs in Second Empire French Architecture: Victor Ruprich-Robert and the
Flore Ornementale

Albert Narath [Columbia University]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 2007 – 2010
The Baroque Effect: Architecture, History, and Politics in Austria and Germany

Andrei Pop [Harvard University]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 2008 – 2010
Neopaganism: Henry Fuseli, Theater, and the Cultural Politics of Antiquity, 1765–1825

Tobias Wofford [University of California, Los Angeles]
Wyeth Fellow, 2008 – 2010
Constructing Africa: The Visualization of Homeland and Diaspora in African American Art of the 1960s and 1970s


2008 – 2009


Marisa Bass [Harvard University] — not in residence
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 2008 – 2009
A Circle Apart: Jan Gossaert and the Scope of Humanist Painting in the Netherlands

S. Adam Hindin [Harvard University]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 2007 – 2009
Knowledge, Memory, and Ethnic Commitment in Bohemian Visual Culture, 1200 – 1450

Ashley Elizabeth Jones [Yale University]
David E. Finley Fellow, 2006 – 2009
“Lord, Protect the Wearer”: Late-Antique Numismatic Jewelry and the Image of the Emperor as Talismanic Device

Joan Kee [New York University, Institute of Fine Arts]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2007 – 2009
Points, Lines, Encounters: The Paintings of Lee Ufan and Park Seobo

Michele Matteini [New York University, Institute of Fine Arts]
Ittleson Fellow, 2007 – 2009
Painting in the Age of Evidential Scholarship (Kaozheng): Luo Ping’s Late Years, c. 1770 – 1799

Cammie McAtee [Harvard University]
Wyeth Fellow, 2007 – 2009
The “Search for Form” in Postwar American Architecture

Kristin Romberg [Columbia University]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 2006 – 2009
Gan’s Constructivism

Joyce Tsai [The Johns Hopkins University]
Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2007 – 2009
Painting after Photography: László Moholy-Nagy, 1921–1936

Catherine Walden [University of Virginia] — not in residence
Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2008 – 2009
Redemption and Remembrance: The English Episcopal Tomb in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries


2007 – 2008

Zeynep Çelik Alexander [Massachusetts Institute of Technology]

Paul Mellon Fellow, 2005 – 2008
Kinaesthetic Impulses: Aesthetic Experience, Bodily Knowledge, and Pedagogical Practices in Germany, 1871–1918

Lucia Allais [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] — not in residence
Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2007 – 2008
Will to War, Will to Art: Cultural Internationalism and the Modernist Aesthetics of Monuments, 1932 – 1964

Bridget Alsdorf [University of California, Berkeley]
Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2006 – 2008
The Art of Association: Fantin-Latour and French Group Portraiture, 1855 – 1885

Ross Barrett [Boston University]
Wyeth Fellow, 2006 – 2008
Rendering Violence: Riots, Strikes, and Upheavals in Nineteenth-Century American Art and Visual Culture

Cécile Fromont [Harvard University]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2006 – 2008
Christian Icons, Kongo Symbols: Defining Form, Religion, and Meaning in Early Modern Central Africa

Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi [University of California, Los Angeles]
Ittleson Fellow, 2006 – 2008
Crossing Borders, Pushing Boundaries: Senufo Arts and History in a “Frontier”

Rebecca M. Molholt [Columbia University]
David E. Finley Fellow, 2005 – 2008
On Stepping Stones: The Historical Experience of Roman Mosaics

Christina Normore [University of Chicago] — not in residence
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 2007 – 2008
Feasting the Eye and Eyeing the Feast in Late Medieval Burgundy

Sara Switzer [Columbia University]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 2006 – 2008
Correggio and the Sacred Image


2006 – 2007

Amy J. Buono [University of California, Santa Barbara]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2005 – 2007
Plumed Identities and Feathered Performances: Tupinambá Interculture in Early Modern Brazil and Europ
e

Robert Glass [Princeton University]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 2004 – 2007
Filarete’s Sculpture and the Taste for the Antique in Mid-Fifteenth-Century Italy

Angela Ho [University of Michigan] — not in residence
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 2006 – 2007
Rethinking Repetition: Constructing Value in Dutch Genre Painting, 1650s to 1670s

Aden Kumler [Harvard University]
David E. Finley Fellow, 2004 – 2007
Visual Translation, Visible Theology: Illuminated Devotional Compendia in Late Medieval France and England

Michelle Kuo [Harvard University]
Wyeth Fellow, 2005 – 2007
“To Avoid the Waste of a Cultural Revolution”: Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), 1966 – 1979

Janice Mercurio [University of Pennsylvania]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 2005 – 2007
Imitation and Creation: A Dialogue between the Arts of Painting and Music in Eighteenth-Century France

Melanie Michailidis [Massachusetts Institute of Technology]
Ittleson Fellow, 2005 – 2007
Landmarks of the Persian Renaissance: Monumental Funerary Architecture in Iran and Central Asia in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries

Daniel Morgan [University of Chicago] — not in residence
Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2006 – 2007
“A Feeling of Light”: Cinema, Aesthetics, and the Films of Jean–Luc Godard at the End of the Twentieth Century

Molly Warnock [The Johns Hopkins University]
Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2005 – 2007
Painting Blind: Simon Hantaï’s Technique-Based Paintings


2005 – 2006

Karl Debreczeny [University of Chicago]
Ittleson Fellow, 2004 – 2006
Ethnicity and Esoteric Power: Negotiating the Sino-Tibetan Synthesis in Ming Buddhist Painting

Sarah Gordon [Northwestern University]
Wyeth Fellow, 2004 – 2006
Sanctioning the Nude: The Production and Reception of Eadweard Muybridge’s  Animal Locomotion, 1887

John Harwood [Columbia University]
Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2004 – 2006
The Redesign of Design: Multinational Corporations, Computers, and Design Logic, 1945–1976

Meredith Martin [Harvard University] — not in residence
Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2005 – 2006
Marie Antoinette’s Hameau and Female Subjectivity in Eighteenth-Century Pleasure Dairies

Ara H. Merjian [University of California, Berkeley]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 2004 – 2006
The Urban Untimely: Giorgio De Chirico and the Metaphysical City, 1910 – 1924

Katharina Pilaski [University of California, Santa Barbara]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 2004 – 2006
The Munich Kunstkammer: Art, Nature, and the Representation of Knowledge in Courtly Contexts

Noël Schiller [University of Michigan] — not in residence
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 2005 – 2006
The Art of Laughter: Society, Civility, and Viewing Practices in the Netherlands, 1600–1640

Carlos Roberto de Souza [University of California, Santa Barbara]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2004 – 2006
The Law of the Heart: Narrative and Audience in the Fotonovela from Beginning to End

Ashley West [University of Pennsylvania]
David E. Finley Fellow, 2003 – 2006
Visualizing Knowledge: Prints and Paintings by Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473–1531)