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Research Fellowship Talks

2020 AHAA Research Fellowship Talks

Thanks to the generosity of its members, AHAA provided five summer research fellowships to PhD candidates and early-career scholars in 2020. As the summer drew to a close, the AHAA board invited the fellowship recipients to share their projects and progress with our broader community through a series of talks. Please join us virtually for any or all of the following free programs.

Please visit the Fellowship Project Descriptions Page to learn more about the individual topics. Registration links for each talk are below; members and non-members are equally welcomed.


Wednesday, September 30 (12:00-1:00pm EST)

Molly Kalkstein, PhD candidate, University of Arizona

“The Discerning Eye: Materiality and the 1970s American Market for Photographs”

Respondent: Dr. Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator and Head, Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art

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Wednesday, October 14 (12:00-1:00pm EST)

Kelvin Parnell, PhD candidate, University of Virginia

“Casting Bronze, Recasting Race: Sculpture in Mid-to-Late Nineteenth-Century America”

Respondent: Dr. Karen Lemmey, The Lucy S. Rhame Curator of Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Thursday, October 22 (12:00-1:00pm EST)

Erika Nelson Pazian, PhD candidate, City University of New York

“From the Parlor to the Battlefield: Visualizing Contested Spaces during the U.S.-Mexican War”

Respondent: Dr. Anna O. Marley, The Kenneth R. Woodcock Curator of Historical American Art and Director of the Center for the Study of the American Artist, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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Monday, October 26 (12:00-1:00pm EST)

Jessica Larson, PhD candidate, City University of New York

“Building Black Manhattan: Architecture and the Politics of Respectability, 1857-1914”

Respondent: Dr. Dell Upton, Kress-Beinecke Professor, 2020-2021, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, UC Berkeley

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Monday, November 9 (12:00-1:00pm EST)

Jared Richardson, PhD, Independent scholar

“The Black Aquatic: Affect, Occiduus, and Temporality”

Respondent: Dr. Derek Conrad Murray, Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz

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