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Marissa Baker

PhD, 2022: Modern, Contemporary, and African American Art


Marissa H. Baker received her PhD from UIC in 2022, completing a dissertation titled "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). While at UIC, 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.


PhD Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2022
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