REPS AND FELLOWS

2022-2023 PEER MENTORING FELLOW

MIA CURRAN

M Curran PicMia is a Ph.D candidate in Art History specializing in 20th century art of the Americas and art of the African diaspora. Her research investigates the entanglements of modernisms and race, with a particular focus on diasporic and transnational networks of exchange in the 1920s and 1930s, the production of history and futurity in the visual field, and theories and practices of Black visuality. She has taught at Hunter College, Fordham University, and City College on topics including the introductory survey of art history, Modern Art in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Art in the Age of Black Power, and she previously held the position of curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her dissertation is a monographic study of the work of Aaron Douglas. 
Email: mcurran1@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Advisor: Anna Indych-López

 

2022-2023 SOCIAL MEDIA FELLOW

JESSICA FLETCHER 

Jess HeadshotJessica is an architecture historian of the twentieth century built environment, focusing particularly on how women adapted and constructed ordinary buildings to serve the needs of working-class women and children in cities. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her dissertation research investigates how women reformers and their allies built district health centers across New York City from the Progressive Era to the New Deal.
Email: jfletcher@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Advisor: Marta Gutman

 

 

2022-2023 STUDENT REPS

EMILY MANGIONE

Emily is a third-year Ph.D. student in Art History, second-year student representative, and a member of the department’s Anti-Racism Task Force. Her research centers questions of spatial politics, the formation of social publics and national imaginaries, and the work of art and architecture in the emergence of racial and gender categories. She teaches art and architectural history at The City College of New York. 
Email: emangione@gradcenter.cuny.edu

BIANCA MORAN

Bianca Morán (she/hers) is a curator, educator, and writer based in New York. A former K-16 educator in Los Angeles, her work is deeply informed by her training in culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy. Her research interests include history, race and ethnicity, foodways, diaspora, education and pedagogy, critical theory, film, and visual culture. Bianca holds an M.A. in Curatorial Practice and the Public Sphere from USC, an M.Ed. from UCLA, and a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. She also completed a culinary arts program at Le Cordon Bleu. Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Art History at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. Most recently, she was the Curator of Public Programs for Active Cultures- an LA based public arts organization working at the intersection of artistic practices and foodways. Bianca was born in Los Angeles and raised between the Bay Area and LA. She is also a single mother raising her daughter, Paloma.
Email: bmoran@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

JONATHAN ODDEN

Interests: History of Painting; Medical Humanities
Advisor: Romy Golan
Email: jodden@gradcenter.cuny.edu
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022-2023 EXAMS AND CURRICULUM COMMITTEE STUDENT REPS

ANNA CARROLL

Anna is a Ph.D Candidate in Art History, specializing in Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Her dissertation, entitled “Sensing the Divine: Space and the Senses in 4th-8th Century Byzantine Egypt” examines the sensorial experience of movement in the Early Byzantine Church Space. She has taught global surveys of art history as well as seminars on Byzantine Art and the Silk Road at Brooklyn College and Baruch College. She received her B.A. in Art History from the University of Chicago in 2018.
Email: acarroll1@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Advisor: Jennifer Ball
 
 
 

CAROLINE HOUSE

Caroline works on modernist painting and popular culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Europe and the United States. She is particularly interested in capitalist aesthetics, affect theory, and intersections of high and low cultural production. Her dissertation research interrogates the shift toward the haptic at the turn of the twentieth century and reads Fauvism through the lens of a burgeoning international theme park culture. Caroline is a Ph.D Candidate at the Graduate Center in Art History and the 2022-23 Andrew W. Mellon Museum Research Consortium Fellow in the Paintings and Sculpture Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Email: chouse@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Advisor: Romy Golan

 

 

2022-2023 ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE STUDENT REP

SONJA E. GANDERT

Sonja is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate focusing on Latinx and Latin American art. Her dissertation, entitled “La resolana: Chicano Artistic Imaginaries of Place, Race, and Activism in New Mexico and Texas, 1969­–1985,” examines strategies of cultural reclamation and subversive historical revisionism marshalled by Chicana/o artists in the two states as a counter to U.S. settler colonial mythologies of the Southwest and the West. Other areas of interest include the history and politics of exhibiting Latinx art in the United States and modern and contemporary art of the Caribbean and its diasporas. She was the 2021–2022 Mellon-Marron Research Consortium Fellow in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA and has taught at Lehman College and City College, CUNY. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sonja holds a B.A. from Brandeis University and an M.A. from Tufts University.
Email: sgandert@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Advisor: Anna Indych-López

JOSEPH HENRY

Joseph Henry is a Ph.D. candidate in the art history program at the CUNY Graduate Center, where his dissertation tracks the development of German Expressionism alongside Germany’s industrialization in the Wilhelmine period. He has taught at Brooklyn College, and guest lectured at Columbia University, the CUNY Graduate Center, the New School for Social Research, and Washington University in St. Louis. He’s received DAAD, Mellon, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Whitney Independent Study Program fellowships and held the Joan Tisch Teaching Fellowship at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Mellon-Marron Museum Research Consortium Fellowship at the Museum of Modern Art. He received a BA (Joint Honours) in art history and German studies from McGill University. 
Email: jhenry@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Advisor: Romy Golan

 

 

2022-2023 DOCTORAL STUDENT COUNCIL REP FOR ART HISTORY

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2022-2023 PROFESSIONAL STAFF CONGRESS DEPARTMENT STEWARDS

KERRY DORAN