Notes about Contributors
Renée Brown is a PhD student at Boston University where she studies twentieth-century American visual and material culture with a focus on the history of photography. Her work on these topics engages questions of epistemology and representation, considering the different forms of knowledge shaped through text and image.
Amy DeLaBruere received her BA in history of art and English from Yale University and is currently pursuing an MA in history of art and architecture at Boston University. She is particularly interested in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American, French, and British art as well as text and image relationships.
Sarah-Rose Hansen is an MA candidate in art history at Columbia University. Her current research deals with representations of the nocturnal in the sixteenth-century Veneto. She holds a Graduate Diploma in the history of art from the University of Warwick and a BA in psychology and Portuguese from Stanford University.
Elizabeth Mangone is a first-year MA student in art history and archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a BA from Furman University. Her research focus is broad ranging in European art with a special interest in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century abstraction.
Katherine Mitchell is a PhD candidate in history of art and architecture at Boston University. Her ongoing dissertation research is focused on the history of riverine photography in the nineteenth-century United States as an instrument of imperial control and illustration of Euro-American ecological sensibilities.
Xiaoli Pan is a second-year PhD student studying medieval art at Case Western Reserve University. Her major interests are medieval and early modern medical and anatomical imagery, images of disease as representations of bioethics, the aged body, and sculptural bodies in medieval art.
Althea Ruoppo is a PhD candidate in history of art and architecture at Boston University. Her dissertation focuses on three German artists who have gradually developed their own specific approaches to transnational sculpture through the medium and strategy of assemblage: Isa Genzken (b. 1948), Reinhard Mucha (b. 1950), and Rosemarie Trockel (b. 1952).
Francesca Soriano is a PhD candidate in history of art and architecture at Boston University. Her dissertation research is focused on U.S. art and visual culture associated with South American and Caribbean birds and avian products in the nineteenth century and how it participated in imperialistic activities as well as a hemispheric extractive economy.
Jin Wang is a doctoral student in art history at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She focuses on modern and contemporary art in a global context and is interested in transcultural and intercultural exchanges, modernisms, and decolonial/postcolonial practices.