Graduate Student Achievements

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Kojo Abudu curated Living with Ghosts at the Wallach Art Gallery as a 2021-22 MODA Curates Fellow. Abudu is also the inaugural recipient of the Solomon B. Hayden Fellowship for Art History, made possible by a generous gift from Hugh Hayden and Lisson Gallery.

Brandon Agosto has been awarded a Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) grant from Duke University for the Yucatec Maya language study program. Brandon also received Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation fellowship program.

Susannah Blair will be the 2022-2023 Morgan Drawing Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York. While in residence, she will revise her book manuscript based on her dissertation, Constantin Guys and the Modern Newspaper.

Alison Braybrooks, Qisen Song, and Emily Wehby helped organize The Way We Remember: Koenig’s Sphere, 9/11 and the Politics of Memory, curated by Professor Holger A. Klein, at the Wallach Art Gallery. 

Vivian Crockett was appointed Curator at the New Museum.

Zoë Dostal has been awarded a two-year Kress Institutional Fellowship in the History of European Art. From 2022-2024, she will hold a joint research appointment at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Warburg Institute (London), where she will be working on her doctoral dissertation, "Rope, Linen, Thread: Gender, Labor, and the Textile Industry in Eighteenth-Century British Art." Zoë has also been awarded this year’s GSAS Dr. Devon T. Wade Mentorship, Service, and Advocacy Award.

Katherine Fein has been awarded the Oxford Art Journal Essay Prize for her essay “White Skin, Silvered Plate: Encountering Jonathan Walker’s Branded Hand in Daguerreotype.” An interview with Katherine can be found here.

Charlotte Gorant  was invited to give the prestigious Foundation Day public lecture for the Indian Museum Kolkata, which was entitled "Sculptures from the Bhārhut Stūpa in the Indian Museum: Stories from an Ancient Imaginary." She also provided research in support of the May 2022 exhibition “The Power of Museums: Rare Treasures from the Collection of the Indian Museum,” featuring rare inscribed objects from the ancient world. She is currently the Asher Family Fellow at the Indian Museum Kolkata awarded by the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS).

Eric Mazariegos has been awarded a fellowship to participate in the 2022 Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art at the Harvard Art Museums.

Hannah Pivo has received a 2022 Buell Center Fellowship. The fellowship will support her project “Dots, Graphs, and Pictograms: Social Science, Market Research, and Graphic Design in the United States, c. 1900-1970,” which investigates the relationship between social science, graphic design, and corporate marketing in the 20th-century United States.

Emily Small curated A.K. Burns’ Negative Space: Prepositions of the Future  at the Wallach Art Gallery as a 2021-22 MODA Curates Fellow. 

Erhan Tamur will start a two-year position as the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this fall. He is also the co-curator of an international loan exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, which will open in October 2022. He is currently the Chester Dale Fellow (2020-22) at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art.

Alexis Wang will start a tenure-track position at Binghamton University as Assistant Professor of Art History this fall.

Alex Zivkovic published his article “Joan Jonas’s Ecological Portraits: Echo and Narcissus” in Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Criticism 49, no. 1 (March 2022).