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Marissa Baker

PhD candidate


Marissa H. Baker studies modern, contemporary, and African American art. Marissa was awarded the UIC Dean's Scholar Fellowship (2017-18), the Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art (2016-17), the UIC Graduate Student Fellowship in the Special Collections and University Archives Department (2017), and the UIC Provost Award for Graduate Research (2015) in support of her dissertation "The Nation Within: Chicago’s Black Arts Movement and the Figuration of Black Liberation,” which focuses on the visual aesthetics of Chicago’s black arts movement (1967-1972).


MA Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011
MA Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2006
BA Art, Wheaton College, 2001