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Predoctoral Dissertation Fellows, 2020–2021

A list of former Predoctoral Fellows at the Center and their research projects.


Thadeus Dowad [University of California, Berkeley]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 2018–2021
Border Regimes: European Art and Ottoman Modernity, 1789–1839

Susan Eberhard [University of California, Berkeley]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2019–2021
Chinese Export Silverwares, Foreign Coins, and Incarnations of Value: The Global Economy and Its Materials, 1682–1902

Sara Lent Frier [Yale University] – not in residence
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, fall 2020
Unbearable Witness: The Disfigured Body in the German-Speaking Lands, c. 1500‒1650

Ziliang Liu [Harvard University]
Ittleson Fellow, 2019–2021
Art of Changes: Material Imagination in Early China, c. Third to First Century BCE

Maria Verónica Muñoz-Nájar Luque [University of California, Berkeley] – not in residence
Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2020–2021
Art, Civility, and Religion in the Amazon Margins

Andrew Sears [University of California, Berkeley]
David E. Finley Fellow, 2018–2021
The Sacred and the Market: Reliquaries and Urbanism in Medieval Cologne

Kimia Shahi [Princeton University]
Wyeth Fellow, 2019–2021
Margin, Surface, Depth: Picturing the Contours of the Marine in Nineteenth-Century America

Johanna Sluiter [New York University]
Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2019–2021
Engineering Habitat: Reconstruction, Decolonization, and the Atelier des Bâtisseurs, 1945–1962

Teresa Soley [Columbia University]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 2019–2021
The Politics of Death: A Social History of Renaissance Portuguese Tomb Sculpture