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Sadie Arft
PhD Candidate
Late Medieval and Northern Renaissance Art
Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art
Imperial Artistic Patronage, 963-1250
Liz Dillard
MA/PhD Student

Nineteenth-century European art and Contemporary art.

Sarah Dyer
PhD Candidate
Late Medieval and Northern Renaissance Art
French Gothic Architecture
Gender in Japanese Buddhist Art
Lauren Erickson
PhD Candidate

Nineteenth-Century French Art
Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art
American Art 1900-1950


Ruiying Gao
PhD Candidate

Intersection of natural history and art history in East Asian pictorial art
Arts of Early China
Arts of Edo Japan

Mia Hafer
PhD Student
Late Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed Books
Cross-Cultural Exchange
Medieval Gender and Sexuality
Mary Frances Ivey
PhD Candidate

Art since 1960
Artists of sixteenth-century Italy
The seventeenth-century Dutch Republic
Nineteenth-century France

Bailey McCulloch
MA Student

Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century European Art

Carolyn Nordengren
MA/PhD Student
Early Modern Northern European Art
Cultural Exchange in the Age of Exploration
Rachel Quist
PhD Candidate
Japanese Buddhist sculpture, Nara through Kamakura
Chinese Buddhist sculpture, Tang through Song
Japanese prints, Edo through the present
Yayoi Shinoda
PhD Student

Visual culture from medieval to early modern Japan
Narrative paintings and genre paintings from medieval to early modern Japan
Perceptions, display methods, and history of collecting Japanese art in the U.S.

Sara Stepp
PhD Candidate

Art Since 1960
French Art, 1848-1900
Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art

Meng Tong
PhD Candidate

Buddhist Art along the Overland Silk Routes
Art and Religion of Early China
Buddhist Art and Ritual of Heian-period Japan

Anne Totten
MA/PhD Student

Late Nineteenth/Early Twentieth Century American Art

Maggie Vaughn
Global Contemporary Art since 1960
Art in the U.S. after 1900
European Modernism
Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art
Katherine White
MA Student

Nineteenth-century French art

Modern art in Europe and America

Weitian Yan
PhD Candidate

Chinese Calligraphy
Sites of Memory
Japanese Narrative Scrolls

Jeongwon Yoon
MA/PhD Student

Korean and Japanese ceramics
Korean and Japanese visual culture in the 19th and 20th Century


Zhao Yi
PhD Candidate

Early and Medieval Chinese Buddhist Art and Architecture
Early Japanese Buddhist Art
Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art
Chinese Landscape and Literati Painting

Pinyan Zhu
PhD Candidate

Visual Culture of Chinese Cave-Shrines
Heian and Kamakura Japanese Buddhist Sculpture
Visual Arts of Modern and Contemporary Japan

Ying Zhu
PhD Student

Chinese Paintings/Museum Education




Jackson Ross
Accelerated MA Student

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century European Art
European Modernism
History of Architecture

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