Notes about Contributors

Shannon Bewley was the Provenance Research Fellow in the departments of American and European Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art prior to entering Boston University as a PhD student in the Department of History of Art and Architecture. Her research areas include sculpture and conceptual art, with special attention to photographs of conceptual art and participatory sculpture.

Rachel Bonner is a third-year PhD student in Visual Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she focuses on transculturation and identity in the early modern Spanish Americas. She is an editorial board member and incoming assistant managing editor at Refract: An Open Access Visual Studies Journal.

J. English Cook is a writer, curator, and PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her research focuses on historical intersections between cinema, architecture, and philosophy, particularly as expressed in material adaptations of postwar phenomenology between France and Italy.

Nadia Gribkova is a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include modern and contemporary Russian art, mass spectacles, and unofficial art movements in the late Soviet Union.

Mew Lingjun Jiang studies Japanese art history focusing on prints and ephemera. This current project looks into the reinterpretation of signs and meaning-making of images in karuta. Handling them is like holding a time-travel pass. Some colleagues joked that it was the Great Deity of Karuta that guided Mew here.

Katie Elizabeth Ligmond is a PhD student of Visual Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She researches Andean empires, primarily how textiles functioned within imperial ideology. She also studies world Catholic traditions, ethnic survival under imperial domination, and women’s roles in the development of states.

María de Lourdes Mariño is an Art History PhD student at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. Her area of research is modern and contemporary Caribbean and Latinx art. Before attending Temple University, she was professor at University of the Arts (ISA) and Independent Art Curator in Havana, Cuba.

Amelie Ochs studied Art and Visual History, History and Humanities in Berlin, Paris, and Dresden. Since 2019 she has worked as a research assistant at the University of Bremen / Mariann Steegmann Institute Art & Gender. Her dissertation examines the context of image consumption and display strategies in early twentieth century still-life photography.

Michael Rangel is a social worker, scholar, and writer in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a MSW. in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and a MA in Critical Ethnic Studies from DePaul University. His research focuses on the intersections of race, sexuality, performance, carcerality, and queer/trans identities.

Tyler Rockey is a PhD student at Temple University specializing in the art of early modern Italy. His research interests include the persistence of the classical tradition, Renaissance-era philosophy and theories of art, antiquities collecting, and the physical, temporal, and semiotic instabilities of ancient sculptures in the early modern context.

Rosanna Umbach studied Art – Media – Aesthetic Education and Cultural Studies, Art and Cultural Mediation at the University Bremen. Her dissertation project Un/Gewohnte Beziehungsweisen examines family concepts depicted in the display of Schöner Wohnen magazine (1960–1970). Since 2017, she has held the Mariann-Steegmann-Scholarship.

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