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Research

Fellows and Interns

Fellows in Residence at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Academic Year 2013–2014

Julia Bailey, Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, University College London
"After the New Deal: American Artists and Soviet Friendship in the Early Cold War"


Im Chan, Postgraduate Conservation Fellow, Independent Conservator,
"The Materials, Techniques, and Conservation Treatment of William H. Johnson's Works on Paper"


William Coleman, Predoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
"Thomas Cole's Buildings: Architecture in Painting and Practice in the Early Republic"


Erin Corrales-Diaz, Joe and Wanda Corn Predoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Remembering the Veteran: Disability, Trauma, and the American Civil War, 1861-1915"


Melissa Dabakis, Terra Foundation Senior Fellow in American Art, Kenyon College
"A Cultural History of Italo-American Relations, 1760-1900"


Carl Fuldner, Predoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
"Evolving Photography: Naturalism and American Pictorialism, 1890-1917"


Melanee Harvey, Predoctoral Fellow (joint with Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage), Boston University
"Upon This Rock: Mapping Architectural and Material Histories of Protestant Black Churches, 1881-1969"


Jessica Horton, Postdoctoral Fellow, Independent Scholar
"Diplomatic Choreographies: The Travels of Native American Dance Paintings during the Cold War"


Wendy Katz, Senior Fellow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"The Politics of Art Criticism in the Penny Press, 1833-61"


Dimitrios Latsis, CIC-Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow (joint with National Museum of American History), University of Iowa
"Nature, Nation, Narrative: The Discourse of Landscape in Pre-WWII American Cinema"


Joe Madura, Predoctoral Fellow, Emory University
"Revising Minimal Art in the AIDS Crisis, 1984-98"


Fabiola Martínez-Rodríguez, Terra Foundation Senior Fellow in American Art, St. Louis University, Madrid
"The Mexican Connection: Shaping American Modernism in New York"


Jennifer Quick, Phillip and Patricia Frost Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
"The Dynamics of Deskilling: Ed Ruscha 1956-70"


Leslie Reinhardt, Senior Fellow (joint with National Portrait Gallery), Independent Scholar
"Copley's Death of Major Peirson"


Anne Ronan, Douglass Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, Stanford University
"Beauty and the Bestiary: Animal Art and Humane Thought in the Gilded Age"


Xiao Situ, Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, Yale University
"Emily Dickinson's Window Culture, 1830-86"


Luis Vargas-Santiago, Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, University of Texas at Austin
"The Diaspora of Emiliano Zapata: From the Mexican Revolution to the American Imagination"


Emily Warner, Predoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
"Crafting the Abstract Environment: The Abstract Mural in New York, 1935-60"


Sarah Warren, James Renwick Senior Fellow in American Craft, Purchase College, State University of New York
"Craft between Modernism and Counterculture: Rhinebeck and the Studio Craft Movement"


Clay Zuba, Predoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware
"Red, White, and White: Native Americans, Britons, and American Imperial Identity, 1676-1861"


Short-Term Visitor Award at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Elke Seibert, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
"Prehistoric Rock Paintings and their Reception in Twentieth-Century American Art"


Other Smithsonian Appointments in American Art

Emilie Boone, CIC-Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow (National Portrait Gallery), Northwestern University
"Developing a Legacy through Photography: James Van Der Zee and the Making of Harlem's Visual Narrative"


Monica Steinberg, Predoctoral Fellow (Archives of American Art), The Graduate Center at City University of New York
"Finish Fetish: Art, Artists, and Alter Egos in 1960s Los Angeles"


Amy Torbert, Predoctoral Fellow (National Portrait Gallery), University of Delaware
"Going Places: The Material and Imaginary Geographies of Prints in the Atlantic World, 1770-1840"


Luce Center for American Art