Job Placement

Graduates of the PhD program launch their scholarly careers both in academia and collecting institutions. Listed below are the first job placements for graduates of the PhD program. Alumni are listed by academic year of graduation.

Anne Feng
Boston University
Assistant Professor
Harvard University
One Year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in East Asian Languages & Civilizations
Carl Fuldner
Art Institute of Chicago
Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship, Photography Department
Solveig Nelson
Art Institute of Chicago
Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in Time-Based Media
Jennifer Sichel
University of Arkansas
Visiting Assistant Professor
Nancy Thebaut
Skidmore College
Assistant Professor (starting August 2020)
University of Basel
NOMIS Fellow at eikones
Hannah Klemm
St. Louis Art Museum
Assistant Curator
Alexandra Marraccini
Warburg Institute, University of London
Bilderfahrzeuge Project, Research Associate
Caroline Schopp
University of Vienna
Postdoctoral University Assistant
Leslie Wilson
Smart Museum
Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts
SUNY Purchase
Assistant Professor
Beth Woodward
Lake Forest College
Visiting Assistant Professor
Jin Xu
Vassar College
Assistant Professor of East Asian Art History
Emily Capper
University of Minnesota
Lecturer
Jennifer Cohen
Art Institute of Chicago
Research Associate
Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation
Research Fellow
Ingrid Greenfield
Harvard University, Villa I Tatti Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
Postdoctoral Fellow
Tamar Mayer
Tel Aviv University
Assistant Professor
Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery
Head Curator
Quincy Ngan
Yale University
Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at the MacMillan Center
University of Iowa
Visiting Assistant Professor
Victoria Salinger
Pennsylvania State University
Junior Visiting Fellow
Marin Sarve-Tarr
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA)
Fisher Collection Curatorial Fellow Postdoc
Jie Shi
Bryn Mawr College
Assistant Professor
Kelli Wood
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Assistant Professor of Renaissance Art
University of Michigan
Postdoctoral Scholar and Assistant Professor
Adrian Anagnost
Tulane University
Assistant Professor
Nicola Barham
University of Michigan
Assistant Professor and Assistant Curator in Ancient Art
Art Institute of Chicago
Research Associate
Anna Lee
Smith College
Postdoctoral Fellow of History of Photography
Stephanie Su
University of Colorado, Boulder
Assistant Professor
Scripps College
Lecturer
Nancy Lin
Lawrence University
Assistant Professor of Art History
Harvard University
Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Korea Institute
Michelle Maydanchik
University of Pittsburgh
Dietrich School Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow
Amherst College
Mellon-Keiter Postdoctoral Fellow
Matt Saba
MIT, Aga Khan Documentation Center
Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Architecture
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Department of Islamic Art
Irene Backus
Oklahoma State University
Assistant Professor
Kris Ercums
Spencer Museum of Art
Curator of Global Contemporary and Asian Art
Rachel Jans
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA)
Assistant Curator, Painting and Sculpture
Julia Langbein
Trinity College, Dublin
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Trinity College, Oxford
Junior Research Fellow
Seunghye Lee
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
Curator of Buddhist Art
Sookmyung Women's University
Lecturer
Seoul National University
Lecturer
Academy of Buddhist Studies, Dongguk University (Seoul)
Researcher
Jill Shaw
Detroit Institute of Arts
Rebecca A. Boylan and Thomas W. Sidlik Curator of European Art, 1850-1970
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University
Senior Curator of Collections
Maggie Taft
University of Chicago
Post-Graduate Preceptor, MAPH
Washington University in St. Louis
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Michael Tymkiw
University of Essex
Senior Lecturer (tenured)
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck Institut
Postdoctoral Fellow
Sun-ah Choi
Myongji University
Associate Professor
Columbia University
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Mia Yinxing Liu
California College of the Arts
Assistant Professor in the Visual Studies Program
Bates College
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
Yale University
Postdoctoral Fellow
Catherine Stuer
Denison University
Assistant Professor
Lisa Zaher
School of the Art Institute
Lecturer
University of Chicago
Conservation Research Fellow
Ian Bourland
Georgetown University
Assistant Professor
Maryland Institute College of Art
Instructor
Nancy Feldman
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art History, Theory and Criticism
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Instructor, Theory and Criticism
Julia Orell
University of British Columbia
Assistant Professor
Kunsthistorisches Institut, Universität Zürich
Assistentin
Christina Yu
Museum of Fine Art, Boston
Matsutaro Shoriki Chair, Art of Asia
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Assistant Curator of Chinese Art
Ana Maria Reyes
Boston University
Assistant Professor of Latin American Art
Kris Cohen
Reed College
Associate Professor of Art History and Humanities
Reed College
Assistant Professor
Katie Kirtland
Colgate University
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Film and Media Studies
Harper Montgomery
Hunter College
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Professor in Latin American Art
Hunter College
Assistant Professor
Evelyn Ramos-Alfred
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Deputy Chief Curator and Curator of Latino Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Curator of Latin-American Art
Christa Robbins
University of Virginia
Assistant Professor
Cornell College
Visiting Assistant Professor
Galina Tirnanic
Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Assistant Professor
Research Center for Anatolian Civilization, Koc University, Istanbul
Senior Research Fellow
Peggy Wang
Bowdoin College
Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies
Denison University
Assistant Professor
Kerry Boeye
Loyola University of Maryland
Assistant Professor
Joyce Cheng
University of Oregon
Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies, History of Art and Architecture
Christina Gonzalez
Oklahoma State University
Assistant Professor
Christine Hahn
Kalamazoo College
Interim Associate Provost, Chair of Department of Art and Art History; Assistant Professor
Chriscinda Henry
McGill University
Assistant Professor in Art History
American Council of Learned Societies
Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowship
Kristine Nielsen
Illinois Wesleyan University
Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Dawna Schuld
Texas A&M University
Instructional Assistant Professor
Indiana University, Bloomington
Assistant Professor
Jeehee Hong
Dartmouth University
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Sarah Miller
University of Chicago
Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar
Christina Normore
Northwestern University
Associate Professor
Reed College
Visiting Assistant Professor
Rebecca Reynolds
University of West Georgia
Assistant Professor
Jeffrey Saletnik
Indiana University, Bloomington
Assistant Professor of Art History
Amherst College
Visiting Assistant Professor and ACLS Fellow
Paroma Chatterjee
University of Michigan
Associate Professor
UNC Chapel Hill
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities
Karl Debreczeny
Rubin Museum of Art, New York
Curator
Stacy Hand
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Instructor
Matthew Hunter
McGill University
Associate Professor
Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Visiting Lecturer
Alexandra Korey
Flod Srl (and The Florentine Srl)
Head of Digital
University of Georgia - Study Abroad Cortona, Italy
Visiting Professor
Delin Lai
University of Louisville
Professor and Head of Art History Program
University of Louisville
Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts
Lia Markey
Newberry Library
Director, Center for Renaissance Studies
Princeton University Art Museum
Curatorial Assistant, Prints and Drawings Department
Eileen Michal
Loyola University
Instructor
Yun-Chiahn Sena
Trinity College, Hartford CT
Kluger Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor
Yudong Wang
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China
Professor
Union College, Schenectady, New York
Assistant Professor in East Asian Art, Department of Visual Arts
Nell Andrew
University of Georgia
Assistant Professor of Art History
Patrick Hajovsky
Sarofim School of Fine Arts, Southwestern University
Associate Professor of Art History
Sarofim School of Fine Arts, Southwestern University
Visiting Assistant Professor
Erin Hazard
Illinois Institute of Technology
Senior Lecturer
Western Washington University
Assistant Professor
Wei-Cheng Lin
University of Chicago
Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies (Art History)
Iowa State University
Assistant Professor, East Asian Art and Architecture
Małgorzata Lisiewicz
University of Gdansk, Poland
Allison Morehead
Queen's University
Associate Professor
King's College
University of Cambridge Research Fellow, Art History/Visual Culture
Rachel Remmel
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Rochester
Assistant Dean and Executive Director
University of Rochester
Assistant Professor, American Studies, Eastman School of Music
Joy Beckman
Beloit College
Associate Professor of Art History & Director of the Wright Museum of Art
Beloit College
Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
Amy Bingaman
Bowling Green State University
Assistant Professor
Josh Ellenbogen
University of Pittsburgh
Associate Professor
Princeton University
Postdoctoral Fellow
Maki Fukuoka
University of Leeds
Lecturer - History of Art (tenured)
University of Michigan
Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures
Emily Godbey
Iowa State University, Ames
Associate Professor
Iowa State University, Ames
Assistant Professor
Winston Kyan
University of Utah
Director of Graduate Studies, Asian Studies; Associate Professor
Macalester College, St. Paul
Assistant Professor
Stephanie Leitch
Florida State University
Associate Professor
Florida State University
Visiting Assistant Professor
Rachel Lindheim
California State University, Chico
Associate Professor
California State University, Fullerton
Assistant Professor
Anthony Raynsford
San José State University
Associate Professor
Temple University
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ken Allan
Seattle University
Associate Professor
Seattle University
Assistant Professor
Carmen Fernandez-Salvador
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University
Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Professor
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Assistant Professor
Ray Hernandez
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Professor, Spanish Colonial Art and Architecture, Arts of Nineteenth-Century Mexico, and Museum Studies
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Assistant Professor
Matthew Johnston
Lewis & Clark College
Associate Professor of Art History, Department Chair
Radford University, Virginia
Assistant Professor
Kate Lingley
University of Hawaii, Manoa
Assistant Professor
Nancy Nield (Buchwald)
Sam Houston State University
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Memphis
Visiting Lecturer
Georgi Parpulov
Princeton University
Visiting Fellow, Fall
Walter Art Museum
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow
University of Birmingham
Research Fellow, CATENA Project
Lisa Pincus
Cornell University
Visiting Assistant Professor
Allie Terry
Bowling Green State University
Associate Professor
Bowling Green State University
Assistant Professor
Angela Volan
University of South Florida
Assistant Professor
Princeton University
Postdoctoral Fellow in Hellenic Studies
Matt Canepa
University of California, Irvine
Professor and Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History and Archaeology of Ancient Iran
College of Charleston
Assistant Professor
Bonnie Cheng
Oberlin College
Associate Professor
Oberlin College
Assistant Professor
Anne Eaton
University of Illinois at Chicago
Associate Professor
Bucknell University
Assistant Professor
Craig Hanson
Calvin College
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Calvin College
Assistant Professor
Naomi Hume
Seattle University
Associate Professor
Seattle University
Assistant Professor
Dana Katz
Reed College
Joshua C. Taylor Professor of Art History and Humanities
Sonya Lee
University of Southern California
Associate Professor of Art History, East Asian Languages & Cultures, and Religion
University of Southern California
Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Liebman
Northwestern University
Visiting Assistant Professor
Chicago Dance History Project
Co-Founder
Hajime Nakatani
Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Rikkyo University
Associate Professor
Rice University
Assistant Professor
Dawn Odell
Lewis and Clark College
Associate Professor
Virginia Tech
Assistant Professor
Sabine Wieber
University of Glasgow
Lecturer in History of Art, Architecture & Design
Oxford University
Oxford Brookes Postdoctoral Fellow
Cecily Hilsdale
McGill University
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
University of Michigan
Postdoctoral Fellow
Adam Jolles
Florida State University
Associate Professor, Chair
Florida State University
Assistant Professor
Christina Nielsen
Huntington Library
Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Collections
Art Institute of Chicago
Curator
Elizabeth Siegel
Art Institute of Chicago
Curator of Photography
Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Curator of Photography
Jacqueline Tuerk
Kean University
Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Bloom Avery
Colorblends
Full Stack Web Developer
Wabash College
Visiting Assistant Professor
Marian Bleeke
Cleveland State University
Associate Professor & Director of General Education
Beloit College
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Karen Carter
Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University
Professor
Miyazaki International College, Japan
Assistant Professor
Katherine Haskins
Yale University Office of Development
Associate Director, Arts, Humanities, and Collections
Yale University
Director of the Art Library
Lisa Deam
Lily Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellow
Rececca DeRoo
Rochester Institute of Technology
Associate Professor
Washington University, St. Louis
Assistant Professor
Lisa Meyerowitz
Art Institute of Chicago
Editorial Director
Art Institute of Chicago
Special Projects Editor, Publications
Anna Arnar
Moorehead State University, Minnesota
Professor of Art History
Anna Brzyski-Long
University of Kentucky
Professor of Art History
Southern Illinois University
Department of Art History
Anne Harris
Depauw University
Professor
Depauw University
Visiting Assistant Professor
Erin Hogan
Art Institute of Chicago
Head of Interpretation
University of Chicago Press
Publicity Manager
Rebecca Houze
Northern Illinois University
Professor
Northern Illinois University
Assistant Professor
Barbara Jaffee
Loyola University
Instructor of Fine Arts in Art History
Northern Illinois University
Professor Emerita
Northern Illinois University
Assistant Professor
Michael Mackenzie
DePauw University
Professor
Wabash College
Assistant Professor
Michael Schreffler
University of Notre Dame
Associate Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University
Assistant Professor
Rebecca Zorach
Northwestern University
Mary Jane Crowe Professor in Art and Art History
University of Chicago
Harper-Schmidt Fellow
Paula Lee
Center for Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University
Faculty Fellow
University of South Florida
Instructor
John Ricco
University of Toronto
Professor of Contemporary Art, Queer Theory, Aesthetics & Ethics
University of Toronto
Professor of Contemporary Art, Media Theory, and Criticism
Texas Tech University
Instructor, Department of Art History
Stephanie D'Alessandro
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Modern Art
Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Curator of Modern Painting and Sculpture
Julie Johnson
University of Texas at San Antonio
Associate Professor of Art History
Utah State University, Logan
Assistant Professor
Kate Luchini
City of Salem, MA
Staff Planner for Art and Culture
Loyola University, Chicago
Assistant Director of the Martin D'Arcy Museum
Claudia Mesch
Arizona State University
Professor, School of Art
Cleveland State University
Department of Art
Alison Pearlman
Cal Poly Pomona
Professor
Cal Poly Pomona
Assistant Professor
Britt Salvesen
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Department Head and Curator, Photography and Prints and Drawings
Art Institute of Chicago
Department of Publications
Woodman Taylor
American University in Dubai, UAE
Associate Professor of Art History
University of Illinois, Chicago
Assistant Professor
Ikumi Kaminishi
Tufts University
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Adrienne Kochman
Columbia College
Assistant Professor
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Lecturer
Pamela Loos-Noji
Georgia State University
Visiting Professor
Sue Taylor
Portland, Oregon
Assistant Professor