Krystle Stricklin specializes in North American art and photography, with a particular focus on the visual legacies of war and imperialism in the early twentieth century. Her dissertation investigates photographic books and albums produced during the Spanish-American War. Before coming to Pitt, Krystle received her MA from Florida State University, where her master’s thesis examined World War II propaganda films and photographs of the Japanese-American internment and their engagement with entrenched notions of nationality and identity.
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Department of History of Art and Architecture, 2014-present
MA, Florida State University, Department of History and Criticism of Art, 2014
BA, Florida State University, Department of History and Criticism of Art, 2012
Donald J. Sterling Jr., Graduate Research Fellowship in Pacific Northwest History, The Oregon Historical Society, 2017
Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Summer Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Friends of Frick Fine Arts Travel Grant, University of Pittsburgh, 2015
Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2014 - 2017
Graduate Research Assistantship, Florida State University, 2013 - 2014
Helen J. Beard Undergraduate Scholarship for Excellence in the Major, 2012
Panel Co-Chair, "Trading Places: Migration, Displacement, and Visual Culture," Southeastern College Art Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 21-24, 2015.
"Reassembling the Past: Thomas Demand's Büro and the Politics of Memory," Southeastern College Art Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 21-24, 2015.
"Reassuring Voices and Shifting Narratives in Tom Parker's Films of the Japanese American Incarceration," Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, University of Colorado Boulder, September 20-22, 2013.
"Memorial Cranes Trapped in Barbwire: Untangling Language and Memory of the Japanese American Incarceration," Southeastern College Art Conference, Greensboro, NC, October 30-November 2, 2013.
"Propaganda Portraits: Easing American Anxieties Through WRA Films," Atlanta Graduate Student Conference in U.S. History, Emory University, November 15-16, 2013.