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

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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

Katherine L. Carroll
Katherine L. Carroll|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, Boston University - Modernizing the American Medical School, 1893-1940: Architecture, Pedagogy, Professionalization, and Philanthropy

Annelise K. Madsen
Annelise K. Madsen|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art & Art History, Stanford University - Model Citizens: Mural Painting, Pageantry, and the Art of Civic Life in Progressive America

Elizabeth A. Ferrell|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley - Collaborated Lives: Individualism and Collectivity in the San Francisco Avant-Garde, 1950-1965

Rachel Middleman
Rachel Middleman|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, University of Southern California - A New Eros: Erotic Art by Women Artists in New York, 1963-1973

Angela George
Angela George|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland, College Park - The Old New World: Unearthing Mesoamerican Antiquity in the Art and Culture of the United States, 1839-1893.

Sara Mandel Picard
Sara Mandel Picard|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art, Indiana University Bloomington - Defying and Delineating Race in Antebellum New Orleans: Jules Lion’s Lithographs and Patronage, 1837-1866

Adam Robert Greenhalgh
Adam Robert Greenhalgh|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland, College Park - Risky Business: Chance and Contingency in American Art, 1876-1907

Tanya M. Pohrt
Tanya M. Pohrt|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of Art History, University of Delaware - Touring Pictures: The Exhibition of American History Paintings in the Early Republic

Karin Higa|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Department of Art History, University of Southern California - Little Tokyo, Los Angeles: Japanese American Art and Visual Culture, 1919-1941

Mary S. Trent
Mary S. Trent|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine - Innocence Reproduced: Girlhood in the Art of Joseph Cornell and Henry Darger