History of Art and Architecture

Katie Loney



Katie’s research focuses on late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century American art, design, and collecting practices with an international context. Her dissertation project reexamines Orientalist taste and interioirs within the United States in relationship to the material and social networks that facilitated the global circulation of luxury goods, ideas, and aesthetics. Specifically, she considers reciprocal and multidirectional modes of exchange between the US, Britain, and India, while paying particular attention to the ways in which modalities of manufacture, consumption and display form and define social relationships that span the globe. Katie began her graduate studies at Indiana University, Bloomington where she studied American art and nineteenth-century Islamic art.

Education Details

PhD, University of Pittsburgh, in progress
MA, Indiana University, Bloomingon, 2015
BA, University of Oregon, 2010

Selected Awards

Predoctoral Fellowship for Historians of American Art to Travel Abroad, Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art (fellowship to research craft and design traditions in India), 2019-2020

Graduate Fellow in Public History, World History Center, University of Pittsburgh, 2019

Marstine Prize, Dig Where You Stand at the 57th Carnegie International (with Emi Finkelstein, Becca Giordano, Paula Kupfer, and Ellen Larson), 2019

Work Forces: Mobilizing the Visual and Material Cultures of Labor, Collection-Based Mellon Workshop, Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, May 2019

Dietrich Summer Research Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2018

Arts & Sciences Graduate Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2017-2018