Notes About Contributors

Toni Armstrong is a PhD candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Boston University. Toni works on 19th- and 20th-century art in the United States, with a particular focus on women art collectors, queer and women’s history, and alternative museum practices.

Miray Eroglu is a first-year PhD student in Art History at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture concentrating on Ottoman Art. Miray holds an MA from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and a BA Honors in Art History from McGill University.

Corey Loftus is a PhD student at the Institute of Fine Arts focusing on surrealist art in Europe and the Americas. She received her MA from Tufts University and her BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Liz Neill is an archaeologist, museum professional, and fifth-year PhD Candidate at Boston University specializing in ancient art and provenance. Her dissertation investigates different “species” of imagined creatures on Archaic vases and how their geographies, ancient and modern, shape our perceptions of the ancient world.

Iakoiehwahtha Patton approaches her scholarship on the Northern Renaissance at the intersection of gender, colonialism, and artistic representations. She completed her BA at the University of Toronto where she was the President of the History of Art Students’ Association and wrote on land, coloniality, and their manifestations in art. Now an MSt student at Oxford, Iako focuses on the gendering of death in the funerary arts of Renaissance France. 

Gilda Posada is a Xicana art historian, artist, and curator from Southeast Los Angeles. She received her AB from UC Davis and her MFA and MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. Currently, Gilda is a PhD candidate in History of Art at Cornell University.

Shawn C. Simmons is a PhD student in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, where he studies queer theory and ecology in American art after 1945.

Danielle Wirsansky is a passionate theater artist, director, and writer. With a background in dramatic literature and performance, she thrives on creating thought-provoking narratives to be used as public history. Danielle is a PhD Candidate in History at Florida State University and the Finance Director at White Mouse Theatre Productions.

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