Current Graduate Students

Select any of the programs below to explore what students are currently researching in the AHVA Department.

** To access a complete archive of past graduate student please navigate to the specific program under the Graduate menu

MFA

Primary Advisor: Marina Roy

Secondary Advisors: Saigon Salgirli, Jaleh Mansoor

MFA
Queer Histories and Subjectivities, Queer Failure, Abjection and self-deprecation as methods of self-preservation
MFA

Primary Advisor: Marina Roy

Secondary Advisor: Catherine Soussloff

MFA

Primary Advisor: Dana Claxton

Secondary Advisors: Gu Xiong, Ignacio Adriasola

MFA

Primary Advisor: Barbara Zeigler

Secondary Advisors: Christine D’Onofrio, Katherine Hacker

MFA

Primary Advisor: Marina Roy

Secondary Advisors: T’ai Smith, Dana Claxton

PhD
Indigenous art, Coast Salish blanket weaving, textile art, institutional critique
MA
Thesis Title: The Conceptual, The Romantic and the Non-Human: the SÚM Group and the Emergence of Contemporary Art in Iceland 1965-1978
PhD
Thesis Title: The Eloquence of Things: An Analysis of Indigenous Art at the 1925 Pontifical Missionary Exposition
PhD
Thesis Title: Enraged and Confused: Art After Student Revolt, circa 1970
PhD
Sound Art, Speculative Aesthetics, Non-human Experience
PhD
Thesis Title: Punching through Documentary
PhD
Thesis Title: Total Economy: The Artist Placement Group in 1970s Britain
PhD
Thesis Title: Modernism Laid Bare: Mediation, Measurement, and Mathematics 1870-1970
PhD
Thesis Title: Narrative Forms and Visual Sequences: The New Photography in American Practice and French Discourse, 1970-1990
PhD
Contemporary art, curatorial practice and museum studies, post-1960s artistic practices, institutional critique, performance, socially engaged art, intersections in art and pedagogy
PhD
Indigenous Northwest Coast Art, performance, critique of colonialism
PhD
Thesis Title: The Right to Be Seen: Archiving Absence Post-Nakba in Lebanon and Palestine
PhD
Thesis Title: History, Myth and the Worker Body: Vienna Actionism in the Longue-Duree of 1848
PhD
Thesis Title: The Beckett Effect: The Work of Paul Chan, Stan Douglas and William Kentridge
PhD
Historic reconstructions, Artisanal knowledge, Textile, Early Modern South Asia
PhD
Thesis Title: The ‘Mass Media’ Debates between the Caricaturists Honoré Daumier and Cham: 1866 – 1870
PhD
Modernist print culture

MA
Creative economies, art and object-oriented ontology, and early 20th century German art.
MA
Early Modern artistic encounter between Europe and Asia, with a specific focus on 18th-century Korean art
MA
Social media, social media based artists, the marketing and branding of art and artists
MA
Early modern European print culture, the relation between the human and the machine, and the replication, dissemination, and circulation of printed images.
MA
20th-century Japanese and American craft, East Asian art and transculturation
MA
Contemporary Middle Eastern art, photography, postcolonial theory, feminism, visual culture

MA (CCST)
Modern and contemporary art, art and ecology
MA (CCST)
Contemporary art and translation
MA (CCST)
Issues of ecology and environment in art and visual culture. Material culture studies and phenomenology as they relate to place and landscape, both urban and rural. Post-humanism and the representation of animals in art.