Maggie Vaughn

PhD Candidate
Primary office:


Maggie Vaughn is a PhD student in European and American Art. Her research often explores concepts and constructions of identity, hybridity, and postmodernism in postwar art. She is also interested in discourses surrounding the display and interpretation of art in museums. Maggie has held internships at the Kansas Museum of History, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, and Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is actively engaged in art historical pedagogy and is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Fields of Study

Global Contemporary Art since 1960
Art in the U.S. after 1900
European Modernism
Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art


M.A. Art History, University of Kansas, 2019
M.A. Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies, Florida State University, 2016
B.A. Art History and English, Converse College, 2013

Give ButtonAlumni SpotlightsDepartment NewsletterShare Your News

Subscribe on YouTube:

Follow us on Facebook:
Follow us on Instagram:

Apply for the
Eglinski Study Abroad Prize

Countdown to
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
KU Today