Student News

Apr 2015
Tess Kutasz, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award to spend the 2015-16 academic year in Sweden researching and writing her dissertation on "Christina, Queen of Sweden and the Politics of Antiquities Collecting in Early Modern Rome.”  Her Advisor is Professor Brian A. Curran.  While in Sweden, Tess will split her time between Stockholm and Lund, where she has been offered a Visiting International Researcher Residency at Lund University.
Apr 2015
Angélica María Sánchez Barona, M.A. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper on “Femininity in the Expanded Colonial Field of New Granada:  Economics and Social Hierarchies in Cali, 1777-1797,” at the 18th Annual Hispanic and Lusophone Studies Symposium:  Race and Gender in Iberian and Latin American Literature and Culture, Ohio State University, Columbus, April 9-11. 2015.
Mar 2015
Brynne McBryde, Ph.D. candidate in art history, is presenting a paper, "Looking into the Abyss: Nineteenth-Century Gynecological Instruments and Vision,” at 20th Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, April 10-11, 2015.  Brynne will be introduced by her Advisor, Dr. Nancy Locke, associate professor of art history.
Mar 2015
Kelema Lee Moses, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has received a 2015-2016 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Occidental College, Los Angeles, California. The fellowship will support her research on the architectural history of Hawaii, American Samoa, and Guam.  Ms. Moses will be completing her Ph.D. from Penn State this summer.  Her dissertation is on “Between Hegemony and Imperialism in Honolulu:  Architecture, Urbanism, and the Visualities of a U.S. City in the Pacific (1900-1970)” (Advisor:  Dr. Craig Zabel).  Ms. Moses is currently an instructor of art history at Occidental College.  She previously taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Feb 2015
Cali Buckley, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper, “The Rosicrucian Body in Early Modern Flapped Anatomical Prints,” at the Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, March 26-28, 2015.  Ms. Buckley has been awarded a University Office of Global Programs Graduate Travel Grant for this trip.
Jan 2015
Catherine H. Popovici, M.A. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper, “Ruffled Feathers: The European Colonization of the Amerindian Body,” at Bodies in the City:  Otherness and Urbanism, the 11th Annual Art History Student Symposium, University of Oregon, Eugene, April 23-24, 2015.
Jan 2015
Gretta Tritch Roman, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper, “The Pit as Natural Order:  Reconciling ‘Wind Wheat’ as Data,” at the Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago, April 15-19, 2015.
Dec 2014
Felicity Good, M.A. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Samuel H. Kress Foundation History of Arts Grant to attend “The Age of Van Eyck in Context -- Summer Course for the Study of Art in Flanders" being held from June 21 - July 1, 2015, in Bruges, Ghent and Brussels, Belgium. The program is coordinated by the Groeninge Museum and the Flemish Research Centre for arts in the Burgundian Netherlands.
Nov 2014
Theresa Kutasz, Ph.D. candidate in art history, received a Graduate Travel Grant from Penn State’s Office of Global Programs to help support her recent trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she presented a paper, “A Hellenistic Skyscraper:  Resurrections and Re-conceptualization of the Lost Pharos at Alexandria in the Twentieth Century,” at Decline—Metamorphosis—Rebirth, International Conference for Ph.D. Students,  September 18-19, 2014.
Sep 2014
Gretta Tritch Roman, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper, “Between Granges and Exchanges:  Grain Elevators and Modernism in the Middle,” at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 29-November 1, 2014.