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Fellows and Interns

Fellows in Residence at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Academic Year 2015–2016

S. Elise Archias, George Gurney Senior Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Armatures—Joan Mitchell, Lygia Clark, and Melvin Edwards circa 1960”

Caitlin Beach, Joe and Wanda Corn Predoctoral Fellow, Columbia University
“Sculpture, Slavery, and Commodity in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World”

Layla Bermeo, Douglass Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, Harvard University
“Expanding Beyond the Early Republic: Visual Culture and the U.S.–Mexican War”

Emily Casey, Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, University of Delaware
“Waterscapes: Representing the Sea in the American Imagination, 1760–1815”

R. Ruth Dibble, James Renwick Predoctoral Fellow in American Craft, Yale University
“‘Strike Home to the Minds of Men’: Crafting Domesticity in the Civil War Era”

Erica DiBenedetto, Patricia and Phillip Frost Predoctoral Fellow, Princeton University
“Drawing from Architecture: The Conceptual Methods of Sol LeWitt‘s Art, 1965–1980”

Saisha Grayson, Predoctoral Fellow, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
“Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work of Charlotte Moorman, 1963–1980”

Frances Jacobus–Parker, Predoctoral Fellow, Princeton University
“Redescription: Vija Celmins and the Replica in Postwar American Art”

Yuko Kikuchi, Terra Foundation Senior Fellow in American Art, University of the Arts London
“Russel Wright and Asia: Studies on the American Design Aid and Transnational Design History During the Cold War”

Marci Kwon, Predoctoral Fellow, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
“Vernacular Modernism: Joseph Cornell and the Art of Populism”

Ashley Lazevnick, Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, Princeton University
“Feeling and Precision: Precisionism in the Long 1920s”

Julia B. Rosenbaum, Senior Fellow, Bard College
“Curated Bodies: The Display of Science and Citizenry in Post–Civil War America”

Tobias Wofford, Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art, Santa Clara University
“Visualizing Diaspora: Africa in African American Art”

Elaine Y. Yau, William H. Truettner Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
“Acts of Conversion: Sister Gertrude Morgan and the Sensation of Black Folk Art, 1960–1983”

Visiting Scholars at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Peter Betjemann, Oregon State University
“Revolutionary Readers: Early American Narrative Painters and the Radicalization of Literature”

Hayes P. Mauro, Queensborough Community College, CUNY
“Messianic Fulfillments”

E. Bruce Robertson, University of California, Santa Barbara
“William Sidney Mount‘s The Power of Music and the Performance of Race”

Other Smithsonian Appointments in American Art

Jennifer Van Horn, Postdoctoral Fellow (joint with National Portrait Gallery), George Mason University
“Painting Slaves: Intersections of Slavery and American Art, 1720–1880”