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Allen, Lily (Doctoral Program)
lily.allen@email.ucr.edu
Areas of interest: 19th- and early-20th-century art of the United States, Spain and France. Global Impressionism. Early history of photography, particularly West-Coast Pictorialism.
Awards/Fellowships: 2019 UCR/CMP Photography Fellowship
H.C. ArnoldArnold, H.C. (Doctoral Program)
homer.arnold@email.ucr.edu
Areas of Interest: Modern and Contemporary Art with an emphasis on emerging globalism of the 1960s and 1970s, material studies and new media, vanguard exhibition practices, sensorial aesthetics, and West Coast Postmodernism.
Awards/Fellowships: 2019-2020 Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts Fellowship; 2019 Ernest Propes Endowed Graduate Fellowship; 2018-2019 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in the Department of Art History; 2018 Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship, Forster-Hahn Graduate Travel Award
Kyrie BlackmanBlackman, Kyrie (MA Program)
kyrie.blackman@email.ucr.edu
Areas of Interest: Black art and Japanese art and where they intersect through manga, anime, and cosplaying.
Victoria BonatoBonato, Victoria (MA Program)
victoria.bonato@email.ucr.edu
Areas of Interest: Renaissance/Baroque
Awards/Fellowships: 2020-2021 Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship; 2020-2021 Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts Family First Sundays Fellowship
Molly BondBond, Molly (Doctoral Program)
molly.bond@email.ucr.edu
Areas of Interest: 15th- to 17th-century Italian sculpture and sculptural practice, with a special interest in the history and historiography of Cinquecento Italian relief sculpture. Her current research examines late 16th-century bronze relief of the Marche region through the prism of spatiality at a multitude of scales — from the bodily to the regional — and across a series of physical, symbolic, and representational locations.
Awards/Fellowships: 2021 Jean Rose Warnke Research Award; 2020-2021 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award; 2020 Richard G. Carrott Graduate Travel Award; 2017-2018 Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts Fellowship
Elizabeth CarletonCarleton, Elizabeth (Doctoral Program)
elizabeth.carleton@email.ucr.edu
Areas of Interest: French Baroque painting, prints, and architecture
chiangsmallChiang, Wan-Ling (Doctoral Program)
wanling.chiang@email.ucr.edu
Areas of Interest: 20th-century Asian art and cultural politics, with particular interests in the process of canon formation as well as related issues including taste, identity, cultural transmission and the history of art historical writing.
Sarah Grace FaulkFaulk, Sarah (Doctoral Program)
sarah.faulk@email.ucr.edu
Areas of Interest: Performance, Conceptualism, Archives, Artist Documentation, Curation, Text-Based Art
Awards/Fellowships: 2020-2021 Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowship
Alexandra HenryHenry, Alexandra (MA Program)
alexandra.henry@email.ucr.edu
Areas of Interest: Seventeenth-Century European art, Baroque art, Museum Studies, imperialism, and multiculturalism with an interest in European influence on African/Black populations.
Awards/Fellowships: 2019-2020 Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts Fellowship
Caitlyn LawlerLawler, Caitlyn (MA Program)
caitlyn.lawler@email.ucr.edu
Areas of Interest: Modern and Contemporary art history with a focus on mid to late 20th-century American art, psychoanalysis, and consumerism.
Awards/Fellowships: 2020-2021 Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship
Becky LuoLuo, Becky (MA Program)
becky.luo@email.ucr.edu
Areas of Interest: Modern and contemporary visual culture
Ashley McNelisMcNelis, Ashley (Doctoral Program)
ashley.mcnelis@email.ucr.edu
Areas of Interest: Modern and contemporary photography, performance art, conceptual art, and artists working within and around second-wave feminism.
Awards/Fellowships: 2020 UCR/CMP Curatorial Fellowship; Gluck Fellowship for Adult Programs at UCR ARTS (2021-22)
neri-lewissmallNeri Lewis, Cynthia (Doctoral Candidate)
cynthia.neri@email.ucr.edu
Area of Interest: Early Modern Ibero-American art, with an emphasis on the art of the missions of Northern New Spain/ Spanish borderlands.
Dissertation title: Illuminated Walls of the California Missions: The Index of American Design California Project (1936-1942) and the Creation of a Usable Past
Awards/Fellowships: CIS Humanities Graduate Student Research Award, 2020-2021; GRMP Award 2020-2021; Critical Mission Studies Fellowship 2019-2020; Academy of American Franciscan History Dissertation Fellowship, 2019; 2017-2018 Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts Fellowship; 2017-2018 Richard G. Carrott Graduate Travel Award; Distinguished Dean's Fellowship, 2016-2019.
Ian PeltzPeltz, Ian (MA Program)
ian.peltz@email.ucr.edu
Areas of Interest: History of Photography; New Media Art; Performance and Media Studies

querinsmallQuerin, Camilla (Doctoral Candidate)
camilla.querin@email.ucr.edu
Area of Interest: Contemporary art and photography, with special attention to the intersection between visual arts and politics. Artistic production and curatorial practices developed during the dictatorships that shaped Latin American political and cultural history of the 1960s-1980s.
Dissertation title: Dialectics of Malandragem: When Arts Transform the Outcast into a Hero
Awards/Fellowships: 2021-22 University of California’s President’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship; 2021 Barbara B. Brink Travel Award; 2019-20 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in the Department of Art History; 2018-2019 CIS Humanities Graduate Student Research Grant and Jean Rowe Warnke Award; Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts Fellowship; 2018 Richard G. Carrott Graduate Travel Award; 2017-2018 Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts Fellowship; 2016-2017 Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts Fellowship; 2016 CMP/UCR Curatorial Fellowship.
Jesse RochaRocha, Jesse (MA Program)
jesse.rocha@email.ucr.edu
Areas of Interest: Art of the AIDS crisis, Latinx American Studies, Contemporary Art, and their intersections.
Thesis Topic: Queer Brazilian Visual Culture during the AIDS Epidemic
Working Title: Networks of Resistance: Brazilian Visual Culture and AIDS
Awards/Fellowships: 2021 Richard G. Carrott Graduate Travel Award; 2020-2021 Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts Fellowship; 2020-2021 Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship
Salisbury, Sarah (Doctoral Program)
sarah.salisbury@email.ucr.edu
Areas of Interest: Twentieth and twenty-first century modern and contemporary American art, art and archaeology of the Americas.
Awards/Fellowships: 2019-2020 Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship
Cambra SklarzSklarz, Cambra (Doctoral Candidate)
cambra.sklarz@email.ucr.edu
Area of Interest: American art of the eighteenth and nineteenth, centuries; materials; ecocriticism
Dissertation Title: The Artist and the Ecosystem: Strategies for the Use and Reuse of Materials in Early America
Awards/Fellowships: Decorative Arts Trust Research Grant; 2020 Barbara B. Brink Graduate Travel Award
Amy SpencerSpencer, Amy (MA Program)
amy.spencer@email.ucr.edu
Areas of interest: Art of the United States from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with a particular focus on artists’ books and woman printmakers.
Awards/Fellowships: 2020-2021 Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts/UCR Visual Resources Collection Fellowship
Kaitlyn Sturgis-JensenSturgis-Jensen, Kaitlyn (MA Program)
kaitlyn.sturgisjensen@email.ucr.edu
Areas of interest: Contemporary socially engaged art with a focus on the Southwestern United States and Mexico, collectivism, curatorial practice, and public programming.
Awards/Fellowships: 2021 SAH/NEH/CFEP Fellowship in the Visual Resource Collection; 2020-2021 Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship