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Members' Research Reports, 2011 – 2015

Every fellow submits a written summary of the independent research accomplished while in residence at the Center, for publication in the annual Center Report. These reports often represent the first published record of new research, and as such we hope they are useful to scholars working on related topics. For  research reports published before 2011, please see the annual Center reports.

Jessica N. Richardson
Research Associate, 2011 – 2012
Medieval Images in the Early Modern City


Fredo Rivera
[Duke University]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2011 – 2013
Revolutionizing Modernities: Visualizing Utopia in 1960s Havana, Cuba

Mary Roberts, University of Sydney
William C. Seitz Senior Fellow, 2014 – 2015
Islamic Art, Museology, and Transcultural Artist-Dealer Networks, 1850 – 1910


Alla Rosenfeld
, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2014
Images for the New Generation: Russian Illustrated Children's Books, 1918 – 1936


D. Fairchild Ruggles
, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, May 23 – July 1, 2011
Imagining the Alhambra

Carlos Sambricio, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, spring 2013
A History of the History of Spanish Architecture


Alexa Kristen Sand, Utah State University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, May 1, 2015 – June 30, 2015
Moral Vision: La Somme le roi, 1279 – 1500


Rachel Saunders
[Harvard University]
Ittleson Fellow, 2013 – 2015
The Illustrated Life of Xuanzang: Poetry, Painting, and Pilgrimage in Medieval Japan


Monika Schmitter
, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 18 – August 15, 2012
Portrait of a Collector: Andrea Odoni and His Sixteenth-Century Venetian Palace

Guendalina Serafinelli
Research Associate, 2011 – 2012
Giacinto Brandi (1621 – 1691): Documentary and Philological Research

Research Associate, 2012 – 2013
Between Guido Reni and Mattia Preti

Research Associate, 2013 – 2014
Art and Faith: Martyrdom, Conversion, and Devotion in the Early Modern Period

Research Associate, 2014 – 2015
Art and Conversion in Early Modern Rome: The Boncompagni Corcos Family


Eiren L. Shea
[University of Pennsylvania]
Ittleson Fellow, 2014 – 2016
Fashioning Mongol Identity in China (1200 – 1350)


Susan L. Siegfried,
University of Michigan
Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, 2014 – 2015
Temporalities of Fashion and Costume in Nineteenth-Century Art


Nathaniel Silver
Research Associate, 2013 – 2014
The Place of the Predella in the Renaissance


Lucia Simonato
, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow / Millon Architectural History Guest Scholar, November 4 – December 31, 2013
Literary Description and Visual Experience of the Vatican Palace In the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries


Anna Lise Seastrand
[Columbia University]
Ittleson Fellow, 2010 – 2012
Image and Text in Early Modern South Indian Murals

Jennifer M. S. Stager [University of California, Berkeley]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 2009 – 2012
Color, Matter, Vision, and Space: Approaches to Ancient Mediterranean Polychromy


Łukasz Stanek
A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011 – 2012
Henri Lefebvre's “Vers une architecture de la jouissance” (1973): A Manifesto of Architectural Research

A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011 – 2013
Henri Lefebvre's “Vers une architecture de la jouissance” (1973): Toward an Architectural Research


Jessica Stevenson Stewart [University of California, Berkeley]
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 2013 – 2014
Rules of Engagement: Art, Commerce, and Diplomacy in Golden Age Antwerp, 1500 – 1576


Zachary Stewart
[Columbia University]
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 2014 – 2015
The Integrated Interior: Parish Church Architecture in Eastern England, c. 1330 – c. 1550
 

Alice Isabella Sullivan [University of Michigan]
Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2015 – 2016
The Painted Fortified Monastic Churches of Moldavia: Bastions of Orthodoxy in a Post-Byzantine World


Nicola Paxton Sullo
 [Yale University]
Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2014 – 2015
The Art of Memory in Byzantium during the Later Middles Ages


Maggie Taft
[University of Chicago]
Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2011 – 2012
Making Danish Modern, 1945 – 1960


James Merle Thomas [Stanford University]
Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2012 – 2014
The Administration of Space: Habitability and Abstraction during the Apollo Era


Silvia Tita
Research Associate, 2014 – 2015
The Visual Politics of Constantinian Imagery

Research Associate, 2015 – 2016
The Visual Politics of Constantinian Imagery in the Early Modern Period


Patrizia Tosini
, Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 2 – December 15, 2011
Projects for Wall Decorations in Rome and Latium in the Second Half of the Cinquecento: New Discoveries and Considerations on Practice

Tran Ky Phuong, Vietnam Association of Ethnic Minorities’ Culture and Arts
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 21 – August 22, 2012
Iconographical Features of the My Son Sanctuary: The Cham Art of Vietnam and Its Relationship with Javanese and Cambodian Art



Noa Turel [University of California, Santa Barbara]
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 2011 – 2012
Life to Likeness: Painting and Spectacle au vif in the Burgundian State


James Grantham Turner
, University of California, Berkeley
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 1 – February 28, 2013
Eros Visible: Sexuality, Art, and Antiquity in Italy, 1499 – 1540

Ginette Vagenheim, Université de Rouen – Normandie
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow / Millon Architectural History Guest Scholar, June 15, 2015 – August 15, 2015
Pirro Ligorio’s Early Drawings and the Influence of Polidoro da Caravaggio: A Focus on Landscapes


Hérica Valladares
, Baltimore
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, spring 2014
On Roman Tenderness: Painting and Poetry in the Early Empire


Ivo van der Graaff
Research Associate, 2014 – 2015
Architecture and Urbanism on the Ancient Bay of Naples

Research Associate, 2015 – 2016
The Ancient Bay of Naples


Oscar E. Vázquez
, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2014
Learning to Draw in Spanish: Copying the Body in Latin American Academies of Art, 1781 – 1910


Susan Wager
[Columbia University]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 2012 – 2014
Boucher’s Bijoux: Luxury Reproductions in the Age of Enlightenment
 

Matthias Weniger, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 1 – July 31, 2015
The Sculpture Collector Benoit Oppenheim (1842 – 1931)


Stephen Hart Whiteman

A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012 – 2014
Vocabularies of Culture: The Landscape of Multiethnic Emperorship in the Early Qing Dynasty (1661 – 1722)

A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012 – 2014
Vocabularies of Culture: The Landscape of Multiethnic Emperorship in the Early Qing Dynasty (1661 – 1722)


Iain Boyd Whyte
, University of Edinburgh
Samuel H. Kress Professor, 2015 – 2016
Survey and Anthology


Mabel O. Wilson
, Columbia University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2015 – 2016
Building Race and Nation: How Slavery Influenced the Civic Architecture of Antebellum America


Arnold Witte
, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 3 – July 31, 2013
Seicento Religious Theater and the Visual Arts: Contemporary References in Art Treatises


Kelli Wood [University of Chicago]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 2014 – 2016
The Art of Play: Games in Early Modern Italy


Maria Cristina Wolff de Carvalho
, Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, São Paulo
Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, 2011 – 2012
The Landscape Art of William John Burchell (1781 – 1863)


Xin Wu, The College of William and Mary
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 5 – February 28, 2015
Gardens and Landscapes as Neo-Confucian Metaphors: Vision and Place-Making in Song Academies 


Elaine Y. Yau
[University of California, Berkeley]
Wyeth Fellow, 2012 – 2014
Sister Gertrude Morgan’s Material Performances and the Sensory Cultures in New Orleans, 1960 ‒ 1983


Andrés Mario Zervigón
, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, 2013 – 2014
Die Arbeiter-Illustrierte Zeitung (The Worker's Illustrated Magazine), 1921 – 1938: A History of Germany's Other Avant-Garde


Yanfei Zhu
[The Ohio State University]
Ittleson Fellow, 2011 – 2013
Transtemporal and Cross-Border Alignment: The Redisicovery of
Yimin Ink Painting in Modern China, 1900 – 1949


Benjamin Zweig
Research Associate, 2014 – 2015
Unforgivable Sin: Suicide in Medieval Art

Research Associate, 2015 – 2016
Depicting the Unforgivable Sin: Suicide in Medieval Art