Current PhD Advisees

Ben Ogrodnik, The History of Experimental Film in Pittsburgh

Marina Tyquiengco, The Body in Contemporary Indigenous Art

Adriana Miramontes, Gender and Sexuality in Mexican Art since the 1970s

Golnar Yarmohammad Touski, Performativity in Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art

Ellen Larson (jointly with Gao Minglu), Contemporary Chinese video art

Ilhan Ozan, Modern and Contemporary Turkish Art and Curating


PhD committees

Aleksandra Carapella, Slovenia Architecture

Emily Finkelstein, Central European Art

Nicole Coffineau, Nineteenth Century Photography

Paulina del Pardo, Latin American Art

Meredith North, German Pop

Jennifer Donnelly, Musée des monuments français 1795-1816 (graduated 2018; Lecturer, HAA, Pittsburgh)

Alexandra Oliver, Critical Realism in Photography (graduated 2012)

Natalia Rentz, History of Modern Societies of Photography (disc.)

Aaron Tachinelli, Conceptual Architecture (disc.)

Bradley Fest, The Apocalypse Archive: American Literature and the Nuclear Bomb (graduated 2013)

Annie Krieg, Neomedievalism in Nazi Germany (graduated 2009)

Maria d’Annibile, Verona and Italian Fascist Spectacle

April Eiseman, Bernard Heisig and East German Art  (graduated 2006; Associate Professor, Iowa State University)

Jessica Glaser, East German Design (disc.; Development Officer, New Museum, New York; arts consultant))

Karla Heubner, Toyen and Czech Surrealism (graduated 2008; Associate Professor, Wright State University)

Cindy Persinger, Meyer Schapiro, art historian (graduated 2007; Assistant Professor, California State University, PA)

External student

Gigi Dillon, Duke University, Hygenics and Architecture: Germany and Britain, 1920s-1940s (2007)

Graduated PhDs

Nicole Scalassi, Something to See Here!: Rehearsed Violence in Contemporary Art, graduated April 2019; Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Madeline Eschenburg (jointly with Gao Minglu), “The Problem of the Peasant” in Contemporary Chinese Art, graduated April 2018; Assistant Professor, Washburn University, Kansas

Henry Skerritt, Global Contemporary Indigenous Art, graduated August 2017; Curator of Indigenous Art, Kluge-Ruhe Museum, University of Virginia

Jessica Gogan, Curating in Brazil: Experiment, Construct, Care (2016); freelance curator in Brazil

Nadav Hochman, The Social Media Image (2014); freelance in new media industries

Izabel Galliera, Central and East European Art Collectives (2013); Assistant Professor of Art History, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

Cristina Albu, The Mirror Affect in Art since the 1960s (graduated 2012); Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, Department of Art and Art History, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Robert Bailey, Conceptual Art: Art & Language, New York (graduated 2013); Associate Professor, School of Art and Art History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Brianne Cohen, Envisioning Europe: Hirschhorn, Faroki, Henry VIII Wives (graduated 2012);

Post-doc Leiden University; Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art, Amherst College and then Brown University; Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

Izabel Galliera, Central and East European Art Collectives (graduated 2013)

Caroline Butler-Palmer, David Neel (co-advisor) 2007;

Associate Professor and Williams Legacy Chair in Modern and Contemporary Arts of the Pacific Northwest, Department of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada

Miguel Rojas, History of the Havana Biennale (2009); Special Events Coordinator & Latin American Film Festival Director; Center for Latin American Caribbean Studies, Duke University 

Graduated Masters, Pittsburgh

Robert Bailey, Literature of Conceptual Art
Cristina Albu, Contemporary ecological art
Gerald Harnett, Guy Debord and detourment
Miguel Rojas, Latin American counter-colonial art
Catherine Murphy, Self-portraits by woman artists
Rocio Nogales, Gitano aesthetics

Research dissertations and theses: University of Sydney

Graduated PhDs:
Dougal Phillips, The Real in Postmodern Painting
Blair French, Photonarrative in Contemporary Australian art (Publication 2007)
Graeme Byrne, Social Engineering: The Snowy Mountain Scheme
Eloise Lindsay, Performance and Painting in Australian Art since 1970 (2000)
Keith McEnomy, Design and Contingency (1999)
Heather Johnson, Modernism and Women Artists, Sydney 1920s and 1930s (1997)
Benjamin Genocchio, Latin American Art as a Construction (1997)
Catherine de Lorenzo, Photoethnography: Images of Australian Aborigines (1995)
Geoff Batchen, Photogramatology: a study in the history and theory of photography (1991).  Publication MIT Press 1997.
Annette van den Bosch, The Art Market, New York and Sydney, 1940-90 (1990) Sydney, Allen & Unwin
Mary Mackay, The Geological Sublime: A New Paradigm (1991) (joint)
Catriona Moore, Aspects of Feminist Photography in Australia 1972 -1987 (1990)  Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1991.

Graduated MAs:
Kay Vernon, Australian Surrealism (1999)
Eric Riddler,  Photoessay Books in Australia 1920s to early 1960s (1995)
Gordon Bull, Taking Place: Early Topological Landscape Views of Sydney 1788-c.1820 (1991) (joint)
Susan Hunt, Public Portrait Painting in Sydney 1900-1930 (1988)
Heather Johnson, Art patronage in Sydney 1890-1940 (1988)
Anna Waldman, Desiderius Orban, An Australian Romantic (1988)
Anne-Marie Willis, Writing Photographic History in Australia: Towards a Critical Account. (1987) Published Angus & Robertson 1989.