Notes about Contributors

Steve Burges
Steve Burges is a doctoral student with a focus in Classical art and archaeology. Primarily concentrated on Roman Italy, his research interests include urbanism, cross-cultural influence, depictions of lost epics, and art historiography. He has been known to write the occasional paper on Islamic textiles or cultural heritage management.

Ewa Matyczyk
Ewa Matyczyk is a doctoral student studying Modern & Contemporary Art. Her focus is in Polish and Eastern European art and architecture of the Cold War era; particularly the 1980s and the post-socialist transition of the 1990s. Her dissertation examines artistic interventions, unrealized utopian projects, and the built environment in Warsaw as a lens through which to study the transformations of this city’s public sphere from 1970 to today.

Sophie Handler
With an academic background in French (B.A., Durham University, UK) and Art History (M.A., University of Manchester, UK), Sophie Handler chose to combine her experience and interests and pursue a Ph.D. in the History of Art at Durham University, UK. Her research focuses on concepts of childhood in the art and literature of the French Third Republic.

Janna Schoenberger
Janna Schoenberger is a Lecturer at Amsterdam University College and a doctoral candidate in art history at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. This essay was adapted from her dissertation-in-progress, Ludic Conceptualism: Art and Play in the Netherlands from 1959 to 1975.

Hyunjin Cho
Hyunjin Cho is a second-year M.A. candidate in the History of Art and Architecture Department at Boston University. She is interested in 18th and 19th century Persian/Iranian visual culture, including photographs, lithographic prints, and fashion. She has recently finished her M.A. Scholarly Paper on Iranian postage stamps issued during the reign of Nasir al-Din Shah (r. 1848-1896).

Shannon M. Lieberman
Shannon M. Lieberman is a doctoral candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her dissertation, “Alongside, Outside, Within, Against: Feminist Art and the American Museum, 1965-2007,” explores the role exhibitions have played in constructing mistress narratives and definitions of feminist art.

Erin McKellar
Erin McKellar’s research focuses on the design cultures of the 1940s. Her dissertation, “Tomorrow on Display: American and British Housing Exhibitions, 1940-1955,” investigates how curators visualized, materialized and concretized abstract ideas about town planning, dwellings and home furnishings for approval and consumption by a skeptical yet curious lay public.

Joseph Saravo
Joseph Saravo is a doctoral candidate at Boston University studying seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art. His current research considers the intersections of vision and touch as related to the beholder’s experience in the early modern period.

Catherine O’Reilly
Catherine O’Reilly is a Ph.D. candidate at Boston University, focusing on Italian Renaissance art. Her dissertation project is entitled “Last Supper Refectory Frescoes in Fifteenth-Century Florence: Painting, Performance, Senses, and Space.” She received her M.A. in Art History from Tufts University and her B.A. in Art History from Union College. 

Nicole Brunel
Nicole Brunel is a Canadian MFA student studying at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has also worked as a touring musician, archaeologist, and comic book artist.

Emily Quinn
Emily Quinn uses stories from her life as inspiration for her narrative paintings and drawings. She grew up in Decatur, AL, received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Auburn University in 2013 and is currently pursuing an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

2015-2016 SEQUITUR Editorial Team
Senior Editors: Ewa Matyczyk, Steve Burges
Junior Editors: Sasha Goldman, Jordan Karney Chaim, Erin McKellar
Faculty Advisor: Professor Alice Tseng, Interim Chair of History of Art & Architecture
Special thanks to Susan Rice and Chris Spedaliere

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