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    ACLS Fellow Rian Thum presented his research on Islamic China at the 2018 ACLS Annual Meeting 

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    Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow John Murphy leading a tour of his exhibit

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Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellows in American Art


The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art are awarded to graduate students in any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing, for scholarship on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, attention to the art object and/or image should be foremost.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

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Please note: affiliations shown are as of time of award. Please click on fellows' names for current information.

  • Ellen Holtzman Fellow

Mary Katherine Campbell
Mary Katherine Campbell|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art and Art History, Stanford University - Holy Lands and Profane Women: Charles Ellis Johnson and the Practice of Mormon Photography

Dalia Habib Linssen
Dalia Habib Linssen|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Art History, Boston University - Imprints of Their Being: The Photographs of Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel

Eileen Elizabeth Costello
Eileen Elizabeth Costello|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin - Declaring Space, Defining Place: Monumental Abstract Expressionism

Emily Eliza Scott
Emily Eliza Scott|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles - Wasteland Aesthetics: Art and the Postindustrial Landscape, 1962-1972

Melody Barnett Deusner
Melody Barnett Deusner|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, University of Delaware - A Network of Associations: Aesthetic Painting and Its Patrons, 1870-1914

Dalila L. Scruggs
Dalila L. Scruggs|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University - Traveling Pictures: Imaging African-American Settlers in Liberia, West Africa.

Sarah L. Eckhardt|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Art History, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Style and Subjective Identity: Hedda Sterne and the New York School

Jenni Sorkin
Jenni Sorkin|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art, Yale University - Live Form: Gender and the Performance of Craft, 1940-1970

Jason Edward Hill|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, University of Southern California - The Artist as Reporter: Picturing the News in PM Daily, 1940-1948

Jennifer C. Van Horn
Jennifer C. Van Horn|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia - The Object of Civility and the Art of Politeness in British America, 1740-1780