Student Spotlight: Ariella Minden

Hometown: Toronto Research Interests: My dissertation is on printmaking in early-sixteenth-century Bologna. I look at how the presence of the university allowed for sustained technical innovation and experimentation across woodcutting, etching, and engraving. Currently, I am conducting research for a chapter that examines anatomical and surgical woodcuts produced for three treatises written by Berengario da … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Ariella Minden

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Student Spotlight: Rhiannon Vogl

Hometown: Powassan, Ontario. Research Interests: Postmodern and Contemporary Art and Art Writing in Canada; European Modernism. How long have you been living in Toronto?  Just over a year. What is your favorite thing about living here? The number of different neighbourhoods; the diversity; the ravine systems! When did you realize you wanted to study art history? When my ninth grade … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Rhiannon Vogl

Student Spotlight: Kaylee Verkruisen

Hometown: Coboconk, ON Research Interests: Representation and sexualization/genderization of women in medieval art, The Martyrdom and Cult of Saint Agatha 1. What do you do outside of class/academic work? I draw and paint as well as play several PC games regularly, my favourite of which is a point and click mystery series of games produced by … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Kaylee Verkruisen

Student Spotlight: Claire Jensen

Hometown: Nantucket, Massachusetts Research Interests: Italian late medieval art and architecture, especially their intersections in patronage and piety; finding the things left behind in the “Renaissance” narrative and proving they’re worth studying – even if they’re not carried by an artistic genius like Michelangelo 1. What do you do outside of class/academic work? Every other … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Claire Jensen

Student Spotlight: Laura Demers

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario Research Interests: Modern and contemporary art, painting and intermediality Website: https://www.laurademers.com/ 1. What do you do outside of class/academic work? I paint and draw, volunteer for art festivals and events, go to gallery openings, wander around the city, but mostly just daydream. 2. How did you get started with this activity? I got … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Laura Demers

Student Spotlight: John Koenig

Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Research Interests: Deciphering the enigmatic oeuvre of Marcel Duchamp. 1. What do you do outside of class/academic work? Before entering the PhD program, when time had some meaning, I enjoyed curling up with a good adventure novel like Treasure Island, King Solomon’s Mines, or The Da Vinci Code. In my off time, … Continue reading Student Spotlight: John Koenig

Student Spotlight: Madeliene Kattman

Hometown: Denver, Colorado, USA Research Interests: Performance art and its architecture, queer theory and a growing interest in the Gunpowder Empire’s various illuminated manuscripts. 1. What do you do outside of class/academic work? I collect rocks and minerals, mostly just the cute ones that I can admire. I think that geology is fascinating and it … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Madeliene Kattman

Student Spotlight: Carine Chelhot Lemyre

Hometown: Born in Montreal. Spent 17 years in Beirut, Lebanon Research Interests: 19th and 20th century European painting in relation to photography. Website: http://www.cargocollective.com/carinelemyre 1. What do you do outside of class/academic work? Film photography, mixed media image making, oil and acrylic painting. 2. How did you get started with this activity? As long as … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Carine Chelhot Lemyre

Student Spotlight: Justine McCloskey

Hometown: Bolton/Orangeville, ON Research Interests: Medieval Medical Illustrations and Historic Methods of Photography Website: http://www.justinemccloskey.com 1. What do you do outside of class/academic work? Outside of class I am a freelance photographer, videographer, and artist. I specialize in portraits and food photography, but I love dabbling and experimenting. 2. How did you get started with … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Justine McCloskey

Student Spotlight: Lina El-Shamy

Hometown: It’s complicated, but I would say Alexandria, Egypt, and London, Ontario. Research Interests: contemporary Egyptian visual culture; visual anthropology; politics of aesthetics (and vice versa); history of graphic design 1. What do you do outside of class/academic work? I make illustrations and films. 2. How did you get started with this activity? I have … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Lina El-Shamy

Student Spotlight: Paula Gheorghiade

Hometown: Zalau, Romania Research Interests: Late Bronze Age trade and mobility; Minoan archaeology; value systems; trade networks; material culture; materiality; object biographies; social network theory and method; archaeological techniques; antiquities trafficking and art crime; digital archaeology; data visualization. Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulagh/ 1. What do you do outside of class/academic work? I’m the Social Media Coordinator for … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Paula Gheorghiade

Student Spotlight: Rachel Dewan

Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario Research Interests: Aegean Bronze Age archaeology; Minoan religion; the use of scale in religious art and material objects Website: https://www.instagram.com/rundigsleep/ 1. What do you do outside of class/academic work? A whole bunch of things (probably too many), but I am an avid long-distance runner and spend a lot of my free time … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Rachel Dewan