Current PhD Students

Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie Anderson

PhD

Christina Battle

Christina Battle

PhD

Biography: Film, video, installation, data, disaster, politics, surveillance, visual culture, algorithms, environmental catastrophe.
Lisa Daniels

Lisa Daniels

PhD

Research Interests / Specializations: Art, Artists, Community, Curating. Organizational structure, dynamics and behaviors in Regional Public Art Galleries operated within a parent municipal body. 
Sonya De Lazer

Sonya De Lazer

PhD

Aryen Hoekstra

Aryen Hoekstra



Research Interests / Specializations: contemporary art, global art market, object studies, contingency
Shelley Kopp

Shelley Kopp



Research Interests / Specializations: digital humanities; online archiving; the digital catalogue raisonné
Julia Krueger

Julia Krueger

PhD

Ira Kazi

Ira Kazi



Research Interests / Specializations: Recontextualization of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, political use of artists' image in the Renaissance, contemporary South Asian diasporic art and film
Elizabeth Knazook

Elizabeth Knazook



Erin McLeod

Erin McLeod

PhD

Samantha Merritt

Samantha Merritt

PhD

Ellen Moffat

Ellen Moffat

PhD

Research Interests / Specializations: Sound, experience and performance of human/nonhuman bodies as spatial and social relations.
Brad Morosan

Brad Morosan

PhD

Biography: Aesthetics of the urban environment, specifically disciplinary architecture in public spaces. Personal interests include popular music, film, and art from the Baroque to the present day.
Katie Oates

Katie Oates

PhD

Research Interests / Specializations: Photography’s intersection with (mis)representations of marginalized peoples and places, mid-20th century American culture and literature, and the archive
Margherita Papadatos

Margherita Papadatos

PhD

Research Interests / Specializations: Contemporary art, new media, installation art, continental philosophy, the sublime, time, space, memory, affect.
Eeva Siivonen

Eeva Siivonen

PhD

Research Interests / Specializations: Film and video and especially essayistic forms, language and image, sound and image, posthumanism, ecology
 Bruno Sinder

Bruno Sinder



Research Interests / Specializations: Photography, digital media, identity, performance
Ruth Skinner

Ruth Skinner

PhD

Research Interests / Specializations: Histories and theories of photography; theories of representation and viewership; the ethics of archival interventions; intersections of art and esotericism; discourse studies.
 Ashley Snook

Ashley Snook



Research Interests / Specializations: Intuitive and physical connections between human and nonhuman species, including vegetal and botanical life; concepts of animality and biophilia; methods of drawing, sculpture and experiential/sensorial installation.
Katherine Tarini

Katherine Tarini

PhD

Michelle Wilson

Michelle Wilson

PhD

Research Interests / Specializations: Conservation, inter-media art, feminism, decolonialism, the more-than-human-world