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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

Lacey Baradel
Lacey Baradel|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania - Mobile Americans: Locomotion and Identity in US Visual Culture, 1860-1915

Emily K. Liebert
Emily K. Liebert|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University - Roles Recast: Eleanor Antin and the 1970s

Jill Patricia Baskin
Jill Patricia Baskin|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia - Picturing Freedom's Shores: The Visual Culture of African Americans in Liberia, 1821-1865

Joe Madura
Joe Madura|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History Department, Emory University - Revising Minimal Art in the AIDS Crisis, 1984-1998

Alison Boyd
Alison Boyd|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Art History, Northwestern University - Ensemble Modernism: Orchestrating Art and People at the Barnes Foundation

Christopher C. Oliver
Christopher C. Oliver|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia - Civic Visions: The Panorama and Popular Amusement in American Art and Society, 1845-1870

Miriam Kienle
Miriam Kienle|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Community at a Distance: The Networked Art of Ray Johnson

Austin Porter
Austin Porter|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture, Boston University - Paper Bullets: The Visual Culture of American World War II Print Propaganda

Matthew Levy
Matthew Levy|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University - Abstract Painting after the Minimalist Critiques: Robert Mangold, David Novros, Jo Baer

Zachary J. Violette
Zachary J. Violette|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, American and New England Studies Program, Boston University - Ornament and Identity in the Immigrant-Built Tenements of Boston and New York, 1870-1920