History of Art and Architecture

Virtual Roundtable with Four Recent HAA Alumni

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

202 Frick Fine Arts Building

The goal of the event is to offer current HAA graduate students and faculty a forum to ask questions and understand what aspects and experiences within the PhD program have helped alumni the most in reaching their career goals thus far. It will be especially valuable to hear from recent alumni at this time, when HAA faculty are actively rethinking the graduate curriculum with students' future career possibilities and goals in mind. We also hope that this conversation will help foster links between current HAA grad students and alumni. In order to organize this event as effectively as possible, please email Paula Kupfer questions for all or specific speakers in advance, by Monday, February 17. 

The following four alumni have graciously agreed to join us from their respective corners of the United States: 


Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA
Dissertation in progress: "Between São Paulo and Paris: Tarsila do Amaral and the Intersecting Identities of Antropofagia"
Advisor: Jennifer Josten
Expected Graduation: April 2020


Lecturer in Art, College of Arts and Sciences, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
Dissertation: "Migrating Subjects: The Problem of the 'Peasant' in Contemporary Chinese Art"
Advisor: Gao Minglu
Graduation: 2018


Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA
Dissertation: "Patron Saint of a World in Crisis: Early Modern Representations of S. Francis Xavier in Europe and Asia" 
Advisors: Ann Sutherland Harris and Kirk Savage
Graduation: 2016


Curator of the Indigenous Arts of Australia, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Dissertation: “When Time’s Arrows Collide: Historical Critique in Indigenous Contemporary Art”
Advisor: Terry Smith
Graduation: 2017