Current PhD Students

Andreas Buchwaldt

Andreas Buchwaldt



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. 
Philip Gurrey

Philip Gurrey



Research Interests / Specializations: Gesture and improvisation in abstract painting and free-associated music
Sonya De Lazer

Sonya De Lazer

PhD

Aryen Hoekstra

Aryen Hoekstra



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



Shelley Kopp

Shelley Kopp



Research Interests / Specializations: digital humanities; online archiving; the digital catalogue raisonné
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.
Stephen Mueller

Stephen Mueller



Research Interests / Specializations: Durational performance; interactive installation; the ways ephemeral art practices project and support empathy within digitally networked societies
Dong-Kyoon Nam

Dong-Kyoon Nam



Research Interests / Specializations: Contemporary assemblage art; process ontologies in new materialism, affect theory, and critical posthumanism.
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
Sasha Opeiko

Sasha Opeiko



Research Interests / Specializations: residual memory in visual culture, melancholy, speculative realism, ideology
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: Nomadic and decentered subjectivities in contemporary moving image practices
 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.
Michelle Wilson

Michelle Wilson

PhD

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