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Graduate Students

Our exceptional PhD students come from all over the country and the world. Their diverse research interests, skills, creativity, and experiences enliven the intellectual atmosphere of the department and the university.

Name Contact Area of Study
Taylor Acosta
 
acost037@umn.edu 19th and 20th century art
Parisa Atighi Moghadam
 
atigh001@umn.edu Late Sasanian Iran and central Asia
Aleisha Barton
 
barto392@umn.edu Post-war American art
Theresa Downing
 
downi011@umn.edu Contemporary art and fiber art
Shannon Flaherty
 
flahe128@umn.edu Contemporary art
Eric Hankin-Redmon
 
hanki020@umn.edu American visual culture
Johnathan Hardy
 
jwhardy@umn.edu Sasanian and Central Asian art and Architecture
Shandra Lamaute
 
slamaute@umn.edu Ancient to late antique Near East and eastern Mediterranean art
Aron Lorber
 
lorbe012@umn.edu Contemporary art
Amy Folkedahl Meehleder
 
meehl021@umn.edu Contemporary art 
Angelica Maier
 
maier160@umn.edu Contemporary art
Christina Michelon
 
miche355@umn.edu American art
Hyeongjin Oh
 
hoh00001@umn.edu Contemporary art
Ashley Patton
 
patto122@umn.edu Sculpture and the graphic arts in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-centuries
Nikki Otten
 
otte0120@umn.edu 19th and early 20th century art
Erika Prater
 
prat0135@umn.edu Contemporary art
Vanessa Reubendale
 
reub0013@umn.edu 20th century American art
Colleen Stockmann
 
stock455@umn.edu American art
Natalia Vargas Márquez
 
varga066@umn.edu Colonial Latin America
Liz Wells
 
wells546@umn.edu Ancient and early medieval Near East and Byzantine art
Madeline Whitman
 
whitm160@umn.edu Early modern art
Hannah Wiepke
 
wiepk001@umn.edu Early Modern Europe and the Atlantic world
Layah Ziaii-Bigdeli
 
ziaii001@umn.edu Mesopotamian and Ancient Iranian art
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