Alumni

SMU Art History majors, M.A.s, and Ph.D.s go on to continue with their studies in advanced graduate programs, as well as into paid positions at museums, galleries, and in the private sector.


Graduate

Danya Epstein (Ph.D. 2022), is the recipient of the Alessandra Comini International Fellowship for Art History Studies, 2022

Claudia Zapata (Ph.D. 2022), is the Curatorial Assistant of Latinx Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Alice Heeren (PhD. 2022), is Assistant Professor of Art History of the Americas at the California State University, Stanislaus

Sydney Fitzgibbon (M.A. 2022) is Graduate Intern at the National Gallery, working in the Image Collections Department

Alex Stern (M.A. 2022), is a PhD student at the Bard Graduate Center 

Asiel Sepulveda (Ph.D. 2021), is Assistant Professor, Art and Music Department, Simmons University

Madison Whitaker (M.A. 2021), is a PhD Student in Art History at the University of Illinois, Chicago

Laura Varela Mejia (M.A. 2021), is a PhD Student in Hispanic Studies at Emory University

Danielle Pigeon (M.A. 2021), is a PhD Student in the History of Art at Bryn Mawr College

Ana Norman (M.A. 2021), is Art Gallery Associate at Joel Oppenheimer, Inc., Chicago

April Riddle (M.A. 2020), is a PhD Student in the Department of History of Art at Ohio State University

Adrian Ogas (M.A. 2020), is an independent designer, illustrator, and art historian.

Lauren Richman (Ph.D 2019),  is Assistant Curator of Photography, The Sidney and Louis Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University

Alexandra Perez (M.A. 2019), is Visitor Services and Education Assistant at the Rubell Museum, Miami

Jennifer Smart (M.A., 2019), is a Ph.D candidate in Screen Cultures at Northwestern University

Jillianne Laceste (M.A., 2018), is a Ph.D. Candidate in the History of Art & Architecture at Boston University

Delanie Linden (M.A., 2018), is a PhD candidate in art history in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2022-23, she is the Open-Research Award Fulbright Fellow at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris.

Mariana Hartenthal (Ph.D 2017), is an independent art historian and curator. Recent curatorial projects include “Contingere” at Cisterna Galeria in Lisbon, Portugal, 2020

Joseph Hartman (Ph.D 2016),  is Assistant Professor, Art and Art History and Latinx and Latin American Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2019 he published his book Dictator’s Dreamscape: How Architecture and Vision Built Machado’s Cuba and Invented Modern Havana (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019) 

Erin Piñon (M.A. 2015) is a Ph.D. candidate in Art and Archaeology at Princeton University

Elena Gittleman (M.A. 2015), is a Ph.D candidate in Art History at Bryn Mawr College

Rheagan Martin (M.A. 2014), is a Ph.D candidate in the History of Art at the University of Michigan. He was the the 2021-22 (CASVA) Center for the Advanced Study in Visual Arts Predoctoral Fellow at The Warburg Institute. 

Jun Namakura (M.A. 2013), is the 2020-2022 Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellow in Prints at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Sarah Foltz (M.A . 2013), is the owner of Foltz Fine Art, Houston

Virginia Curry (M.A. 2012), is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Texas at Dallas

Margarita Karasoulas (M.A. 2012), is Curator of Art at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut

JoAnna Reyes Walton (M.A. 2012) is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at UCLA

Ada Negraru (M.A. 2012) is a Librarian and Archivist at SMU

Aja Martin (M.A. 2011) is a Ph.D. candidate at Rice University

Caitlin Overton (M.A. 2008) is Manager of Educational Programming at The Warehouse, Dallas, a project initiated by Howard and Cindy Rachofsky and the late Vernon Faulconer to make their collections available to curators, scholars, critics and students

April J. Morris (M.A. 2007), is Associate Professor of Art History at Hood College

Amanda W. Dotseth (M.A. 2006), completed her Ph.D at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London in 2015 and was appointed Curator at the Meadows Museum of Art, SMU in 2018

Jessica Weiss (M.A. 2006) is Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at Metropolitan State University of Denver 

Elisa Foster (M.A. 2004), completed her Ph.D in the Art History and Architecture at Brown University in 2012 and has taught at Texas Christian University and Paris College of Art, France

Debbie DeWitte (M.A. 2002), is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington

Kirsty Harper Buchanan (M.A. 2000), is Curator of Collections for the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY

Jessica Weiss (M.A. 2006) is Associate Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at Metropolitan State University of Denver  

SMU Art History alumni who would like their news added to this page please email arthistorygradstudies@smu.edu

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