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Georgina Ruff

PhD, 2020: Modern Art and the History of Technology


Georgina Ruff's dissertation, A Medium to Transform the Power of the Sun: Light, Space and the Technological Apparatus, turns the focus from the phenomenological effects of post-war light art to the technological means of the work's production. Georgina is a recipient of the UIC Dean's Scholar Award and her research was previously supported by a DAAD Fellowship. During the course of her PhD program, Georgina has received a Mellon Fellowship to the Seminar in Technical Art History at the NYU/IFA Conservation Center, interned at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, been Assistant to the Curator of the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, and has taught at the School of the Art Institute, Illinois State University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.