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Fellows and Interns

Fellows in Residence at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Academic Year 2011–2012

Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Terra Foundation for American Art Predoctoral Fellow, Yale University
"Threads of Empire: Art and the Cotton Trade in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds, 1780–1900"

Sarah Beetham, Douglass Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware
"Sculpting the Citizen Soldier: Reproduction and National Memory, 1865–1917"

Susanneh Bieber, Postdoctoral Fellow, Freie Universitaet Berlin
"Construction Sites: American Artists Engage the Built Environment"

Alan C. Braddock, Senior Fellow, Temple University
"Gun Vision: The Ballistic Imagination in American Art from Homer to O'Keeffe"

Jenny Carson, Senior Fellow, Maryland Institute College of Art
"The Art and Studio of William Henry Rinehart"

Liam Considine, Sara Roby Predoctoral Fellow in Twentieth-Century American Realism, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
"Innovation and Disavowal: American Pop Art in France, 1962–68"

Sophie Cras, Terra Foundation for American Art Predoctoral Fellow, Sorbonne University
"The Artist as an Economist: The Emergence of Economics as an Artistic Theme in Europe and in the United States (1955–75)"

Seth Feman, Patricia and Phillip Frost Predoctoral Fellow, College of William & Mary
"Paintings in Place: Encountering Art in Washington's National Gallery, 1941–68"

Bibiana Obler, James Renwick Postdoctoral Fellow in American Craft, George Washington University
"The Anti-Craft Tradition"

Erin Pauwels, Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, Indiana University
"Impersonating Identity: Celebrity, Costume, and Dramatic Realism in Gilded Age American Portraiture"

Cory Pillen, Predoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"WPA Posters: A New Deal for Design"

Lara Stein Pardo, CIC Predoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
"Artists, Aesthetics, and Migrations: Caribbean Women Artists in Miami, Florida, and the Aesthetics and Politics of Cultural Production"

Alex J. Taylor, Terra Foundation for American Art Predoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford
"Forms of Persuasion: Art and Business Collaborations in the 1960s"

Tatsiana Zhurauliova, Terra Foundation for American Art Predoctoral Fellow, Yale University
"Arcadia Americana: Landscape in the Art of Arshile Gorky, Pavel Tchelitchew, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi during World War II"

Ayelet Zohar, Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Haifa
"Photography and Camouflage: An Exploration into the Photographic Materials in the Abbott Handerson Thayer Collection"

Other Smithsonian Fellowship Appointments in American Art

Emily Liebert, Predoctoral Fellow (at the Archives of American Art), Columbia University
"Roles Recast: Eleanor Antin and the 1970s"

Heather Shannon, Predoctoral Fellow (at the National Portrait Gallery), Rutgers University
"Primitive Camera: Adam Clark Vroman and the American Southwest, 1895–1904"

Allison Stagg, Postdoctoral Fellow (at the National Portrait Gallery), University College London
"The Art of Wit: Political Caricature in the United States, 1780–1830"

Hannah Wong, Predoctoral Fellow (at the National Portrait Gallery), University of Texas at Austin
"A 'Funny Guy' Visits America: The Role of Humor in the Works of Francis Picabia, 1913–17"