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Marissa Baker Has Successfully Defended Her Dissertation

With the successful defense of her dissertation, “The Nation Within: The Black Arts Movement in Chicago” (abstract below), Marissa Baker has completed the requirements for her PhD. Congratulations, Dr. Baker!!   “The Nation…

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Follow Emmanuel Ortega's curatorial efforts on Tik Tok

Emmanuel Ortega, Marilynn Thoma Scholar and Assistant Professor in Art of the Spanish Americas, is working on an exhibition at the New Mexico State University Art Museum titled Contemporary Ex Votos: Devotion Beyond…

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Emmanuel Ortega awarded a $40,000 NEA Grant

Marilynn Thoma Scholar and Assistant Professor in Art of the Spanish Americas Emmanuel Ortega has been awarded a $40,000 grand from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of the exhibition he…

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Andrew Finegold receives a UIC Award for Creative Activity

Assistant Professor of Art History Andrew Finegold has received a UIC Award for Creative Activity for 2022-23 to help with the expansion of his website project Ancient Americas, Appropriated. The full list of…

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Brenda Molife (BA, 1992) appointed Provost at MassArt

Brenda Molife, who received her BA in Art History from UIC in 1992, has been appointed the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt),…

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Erik Wenzel has completed his MA

Erik Wenzel’s two qualifying papers for the MA in Art History have been enthusiastically approved: “The Cube Itself: Horror, Madness and Fate in the Fourth Dimension“ with readers Hannah Higgins and Jennifer Reeder…

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Elise Archias and Deanna Ledezma honored with HOPE awards

Associate Professor of Art History Elise Archias and PhD Candidate Deanna Ledezma have each received a 2022 HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award from UIC Campus Housing. These awards recognize faculty members who…

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Sarah Ahmed completed her MA degree!

Sarah Ahmed has completed her MA degree by successfully defending her thesis titled “Repurposing Residuals: Art, Material, & Memory in the Long War on Terror” on March 14, 2022. Congratulations Sarah! The co-chairs/co-advisors…

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Dr. Deanna Ledezma successfully defended her dissertation!

The Department of Art History is proud of the accomplishments of Dr. Deanna Ledezma who recently completed and successfully defended her dissertation on February 4, 2022. Congratulations Deanna! Deanna’s dissertation is entitled “The…

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Maggie Schuster completed her MA degree!

PhD Student Maggie Schuster has completed her MA degree by successfully defending her thesis titled “Entering the Zenana: Ephemera and Power in Mughal Architecture” on December 7, 2021. Congratulations Maggie! The chair of…

Dr. Ionit Behar

Dr. Ionit Behar successfully defended her dissertation!

The Department of Art History is proud of the accomplishments of Dr. Ionit Behar who recently completed and successfully defended her dissertation on October 14, 2021. Congratulations Ionit!  Ionit’s dissertation is entitled “Intimate…

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Jackie Valdez B.A.'19 publishes "The Body Speaks"

Issue 13 of Awakened Voices: The Body Speaks is set to publish TODAY  December 17th. In this issue survivors, allies, and advocates explore how the body expresses itself and speaks about trauma, its consequences and…

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Nadia Gribkova completed her MA degree!

PhD Student Nadia Gribkova has completed her MA degree with a thesis titled “Looking in the Wrong Direction: Emptiness and the Aesthetic Feeling in the Early Works of Collective Actions.” Her thesis examines…

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

Attention graduating and recently graduated PhD students: Smarthistory is seeking applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, a year long full-time position. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in art history (within…

Governor's Emergency Educational Relief Fund for Students

Attention faculty, staff, and students: The Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief Fund granted $1.3 million to UIC and is awarding up to $2500 per student for past due rent, medical bills, computer-related expenses, familial…

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Dick Higgins Estate Launches Website

“I find I never feel quite complete unless I’m doing all the arts– visual, musical and literary. I guess that’s why I developed the term ‘intermedia,’ to cover my works that fall conceptually…