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Fellows and Interns

Fellows in Residence at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Academic Year 2014–2015

Lauren Applebaum, Joe and Wanda Corn Predoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Elusive Matter, Material Bodies: American Art in the Age of Electronic Mediation, 1865–1918”


Kirill Chunikhin, Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, Jacobs University Bremen
“Representation and Reception of American Visual Art in the USSR during the Cold War”


Jennifer Cohen, William H. Truettner Predoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
“Fantastic Boxes: Shop Windows and Surrealist Space in Wartime New York”


Laura Fravel, George Gurney Predoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Gazing Westward: The Quest for Unity in American Art Displays at the World’s Fairs, 1876–1916”


Diana Greenwald, Predoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford
“Charting a Canonical Trajectory: Understanding Structural Constraints and Sample Bias in the Study of Nineteenth-Century American Art”


Patrick Hagopian, Patricia and Phillip Frost Senior Fellow, Lancaster University
“The Concept of the Heroic in Recent Commemorative Public Statuary in Washington, D.C.”


Nicholas Hartigan, CIC-Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
“The Changing Function of Public Sculpture”


Katherine Jentleson, Douglass Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, Duke University
“Gatecrashers: The First Generation of Outsider Artists in America”


Hayan Kim, Predoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Play: Early Video Art and the American Television Ecosystem”


Ellen Macfarlane, Predoctoral Fellow, Princeton University
“Seeing Plus: Group f.64 Photography and the Political”


Katherine Markoski, Postdoctoral Fellow, Independent Scholar
“The Imagination of Community: Artistic Practice at Black Mountain College”


Rachel Middleman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Utah State University
“Radical Eroticism: Women, Art, and the Transformation of Sexual Aesthetics in the 1960s”


Jennifer Stettler Parsons, Sara Roby Predoctoral Fellow in Twentieth-Century American Realism, University of Virginia
“John Sloan: Between Philadelphia and New York, 1892–1907”


Nina Schleif, Terra Foundation Senior Fellow in American Art, Bavarian State Art Museums
“Warhol’s Drawings of the Fifties: Sources, Techniques, Meanings”


Juliet Sperling, Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
“Animating Flatness: Seeing Moving Images in American Painting and Mass Visual Culture, 1820–95”


Taylor Walsh, Joshua C. Taylor Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
“Medium at the Margins: Bruce Nauman, 1965–72”


Han-Chih Wang, Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
“The Profane and Profound: American Road Photography from 1930 to the Present”


ShiPu Wang, Terra Foundation Senior Fellow in American Art, University of California, Merced
“The Other American Moderns”

Visiting Scholars at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lisa Bosbach, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany
“The Composer Nam June Paik”


Abigail Lapin Dardashti, Smithsonian Minority Awardee, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
“Exploring Race in Dominican American Art”


Elke Seibert, German Center for the History of Art (DFK), Paris
“The American Abstract Artists (1936-1960)”


Other Smithsonian Appointments in American Art

Cybèle Gontar, Predoctoral Fellow (joint with National Portrait Gallery), The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
“Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans: Portraiture, Identity, and Plantation Society in New Orleans, 1800–88”

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