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Fellows and Interns

Fellows in Residence at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Academic Year 2012–2013

José Alaniz, Smithsonian Latino Studies Senior Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle
"The Superhero in Chicano Art, Graphics, Comics, 1960–80"

Emily Burns, Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art, Washington University in St. Louis
"The Native as Naive: The Culture of the American West in France"

Agathe Cabau, Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
"Representations of Native Americans at the Paris Salons and French Great Exhibitions from 1800 to 1914 by American and French Migrant Artists"

Katelyn Crawford, Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, University of Virginia
"Itinerant Portraitists in the Late Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World"

Catherine Holochwost, Patricia and Phillip Frost Postdoctoral Fellow, Independent Scholar
"Gremlin in the Studio: The Embodied Imagination in Nineteenth-Century American Art and Visual Culture"

Laura Turner Igoe, Predoctoral Fellow, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
"The Opulent City and the Sylvan State: Art and Environmental Embodiment in Early National Philadelphia"

Miri Kim, Predoctoral Fellow, Princeton University
"'Right Matter in the Right Place': The Paintings of Albert Pinkham Ryder"

Shana Klein, Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, University of New Mexico
"The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in Still-Life Representation, 1850–1900"

Nicholas Miller, Predoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
"Primitivist Encounters?: African American Painters, Diasporic Objects, and the Making of Modern Art, 1927–77"

Berit Potter, Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
"Grace McCann Morley and the Dialectical Exchange of Modern Art in the Americas, 1935–55"

Elke Seibert, Terra Foundation Senior Fellow in American Art, Goethe University/Frobenius-Institute
"Leo Frobenius's Prehistoric Rock-Paintings Exhibitions in the USA (1937–39) and the Dialogue Initiated among Contemporary American Artists"

Ana María Suárez Díaz, Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art, Instituto Cubano de Investigación Cultural Juan Marinello
"Outstanding and Unknown: Julio Girona, Cuban Painter in the American Abstract Movement of the 1950s"

Adam Thomas, Douglass Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in American Art, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"The Spectral Imagination: American Art between Science and Superstition in the Late Nineteenth Century"

Gregory Zinman, Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University
"Analog Circuit Palettes, Cathode Ray Canvases: Nam June Paik and Digital Cinema's Analog, Experimental Past"

Short-Term Visitor Award at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Damian Dombrowski, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
Camille Serisier, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

Other Smithsonian Appointments in American Art

Abra Levenson, Predoctoral Fellow (at National Portrait Gallery), Princeton University
"Figures and Things: Charles Demuth, 1914–35"

Michael Maizels, Predoctoral Fellow (at National Portrait Gallery), University of Virginia
"Barry Le Va: The Sculptural Aftermath"

Kristine K. Ronan, CIC Predoctoral Fellow (at National Museum of the American Indian), University of Michigan
"Buffalo Dancer: Biography of an Image"

John Siewert, Senior Fellow (at Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery), College of Wooster
"James McNeill Whistler and the Aesthetic Landscape of London"

Hyewon Yoon, Predoctoral Fellow (at National Portrait Gallery), Harvard University
"Exile at Work: Lotte Jacobi, Gisele Freund, and Lisette Model Abroad, 1931 to 1965"