Congratulations to our 2020-21 PhD graduates!

Congratulations to our 2020-21 PhD graduates!

July 7, 2021

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The Department of Art History is proud to celebrate its graduating doctoral students for the 2020-21 academic year. We wish them the best as they embark on the next phase of their careers.

Savannah Esquivel

"Unsettling the Spiritual Conquest: The Murals of the Huaquechula Monastery in Sixteenth Century Mexico"

Advisor: Claudia Brittenham

Savannah Esquivel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of the History of Art at the University of California, Riverside. In 2021-22, Savannah will be the Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellow in The Huntington-UC Program for the Advancement of the Humanities.

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Meekyung MacMurdie

"Likeness, Figuration, Proof: Geometry and the Arabic Book, 1050-1250"

Advisor: Persis Berlekamp

Meekyung MacMurdie is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bern. In Autumn 2021, Meekyung will begin as an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Utah.

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Martin Schwarz

"The Disputed City: Art, Architecture, and the Performance of Argument in Scholastic Paris (c.1120–c.1320)"

Advisor: Aden Kumler

Martin Schwarz is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Basel.

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Tingting Xu

"Beyond Treaty Ports: Chinese Photography 1860-1916: Practitioners, Contexts, and Trends"

Advisor: Wu Hung

Tingting Xu is a Mellon Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University.

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Anatole Upart

"Ruthenians in Early Modern Rome: Art and Architecture of a Uniate Community, 1596 – 1750"

Advisor: Niall Atkinson

Anatole Upart will begin as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Early Modern Art History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Autumn 2021.

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Carly Boxer

"The Visual Culture of English Medicine, 1348 - 1500"

Advisors: Persis Berlekamp

Carly Boxer will begin as the Nancy and Robert J. Carney Postdoctoral Fellow in Medieval Art and Architecture at Rice University in Autumn 2021.

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