Department of the History of Art and Architecture Graduate Student Profiles

ARH Grad Profile Maryam AlwazzanMaryam Alwazzan works on modern and contemporary art and architecture of the Middle East. She’s especially interested in issues of social identity, ideology, and female artists in the Arab world art scene. 
ARH Grad Profile Landry AustinLandry Austin studies Chinese religious art with a special emphasis on Buddhist imagery in popular prints, and Buddhist relics.


ARH Grad Profile Yinxue Chen
Yinxue Chen’s area of interest is modern and contemporary Chinese art, architecture and film. She is also interested in the development of traditional gardening techniques in modern Chinese landscape design.
ARH Grad Profile Casey CurryCasey Curry works on contemporary curatorial and community-based art practices. Her focus is on how artists and arts institutions build cross-sector collaborations that produce innovation and social change.


ARH Grad Profile Jesse ElliottJesse Elliott is interested in the historical, cultural, and political contexts of Architecture and public space, as well as the history of design. He is pursuing a masters in architecture concurrent with his art history degree.


ARH Grad Profile Carolyn HernandezCarolyn Hernandez is interested in 17th and 18th century art, specifically focusing on still-life painting in Northern Europe. She is also interested in the impact of religious reformation in Europe on representational imagery.
ARH Grad Profile Zoe LalondeZoe Lalonde specialzes in modern and contemporary Japanese art, globalization, and visual media in Japanese popular culture.


ARH Grad Profile Liam MachadoLiam Machado is interested in Latin American modernism and the region’s unique assimilation of post-impressionist and European avant-garde styles. He is currently researching the radical interwar art and poetry of Brazil.


ARH Grad Profile Lucy MillerLucy Miller's area of research is ancient art and architecture and representational imagery. She's especially interested in the representation of power, gender and identity; cross-cultural exchange; and sacred spaces and ritual behaviors.
ARH Grad Profile Caroline PhillipsCaroline Phillips studies the intersection of art and law. Her research foci include current restitution and moral rights issues, as well the use of art as a political instrument in the Italian Baroque period.
ARH Grad Profile Alexandra SchneiderAlexandra Schneider studies the art of the ancient world, building on her previous degree focused on the art and architecture of early imperial Rome. She's especially interested in the impact cross-cultural interaction and shifts in political power have on artistic themes and styles, as well as the various uses and contexts of mythological imagery.


ARH Grad Profile Emily ShinnEmily Shinn's research explores the stylistic transitions that occur in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including the interwar period and aftermath of both World Wars in Europe and America. She has additional research interests in Australian art, memorial monuments, and museum studies.


ARH Grad Profile Leanna Zamosc Leanna Zamosc is interested in artistic depictions of women from different backgrounds and their connections to contemporary feminist movements.