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:Christine D’Onofrio, Gareth James

MFA

Primary Advisor: Marina Roy

Secondary Advisors:Christine D’Onofrio, Erin Silver

MFA

Primary Advisor: Althea Thauberger

Secondary Advisors:Christine D’Onofrio, Erin Silver

MFA

Primary Advisor: Marina Roy

Secondary Advisors:Erin Espelie

MFA

Primary Advisor: Althea Thauberger

Secondary Advisors:Barbara Zeigler, Janice Stewart

MFA

Primary Advisor: Marina Roy

Secondary Advisors:Michelle McGeough, Althea Thauberger

MFA

Primary Advisor: Marina Roy

Secondary Advisors:Christine D’Onofrio, Gareth James

PhD
Indigenous art, Coast Salish blanket weaving, textile art, institutional critique
PhD
20th Century East German Performance Art, Soviet Design and Eastern European Feminist ‘Near-Collectives”
PhD
Drawings/Prints/Work on Paper/Artistic Practice; Decorative Arts; Multimedia/Intermedia; Politics; Nineteenth Century; Twentieth Century; Northern Europe.
PhD
Thesis Title: Enraged and Confused: Art After Student Revolt, circa 1970
PhD
Thesis Title: Mutable Moderns: An Art Colony in Blackfoot Territory and the Lives of Its Works
PhD
Early Modern artistic encounter between Europe and Asia, with a specific focus on 18th-century Korean art
PhD
Thesis Title: Expanding the Limits of Sound (Art): Aesthetics On the Edge of Humanity
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: Microscope/Macrocosm: Early Modern Technology, Visualization and Representations of Nature
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: The Beckett Effect: The Work of Stan Douglas, Paul Chan and Tania Bruguera
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
PhD
Thesis Title: Disappearing Threads: Art, Text, and Textile during Dictatorship in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile
PhD
Thesis Title: The Conceptual, The Romantic and the Non-Human: the SÚM Group and the Emergence of Contemporary Art in Iceland 1965-1978

MA
Early modern theories of looking and their social impact on both early modern and contemporary audiences, feminist and critical race theory, exhibition studies, critical museology and public engagement programs of historical heritage
MA
16th/17th Century, Northern/Southern Europe, Painting.
MA
Queer affect and phenomenology; Contemporary Russian protest; Post-1990 internet art; Feminist pedagogy; Queer art and popular culture; Methods of appropriation; Soviet visual culture
MA
Turkish modern art, postcolonial and feminist theory, critical theory, the production and management of histories, theories of melancholia
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
Post-colonial studies and theory, Indigenous methodologies, Indigenous ways of knowing and understanding space and place, spatial theory, cartography, representations of space
MA
Representations of urban and domestic space, American postwar art and film, gothic and “post-horror” cinema, queer theory, media studies
MA
Late medieval and early modern cross-cultural encounters in the Mediterranean world, with a focus on issues of mediation, transmediality, pilgrimage art, and image-object interrelations
MA
History of art and science collaboration, its emergence out of the military-industrial complex of MIT in the late 1960s, and its relation to the depoliticization of logical empiricism from the Vienna Circle to the Unity of Science