To my mind, the ability to do “good looking” and ask probing questions is not only a fundamental aspect of the world of art history, culture, and the study of Europe, but also an integral part of BYU’s mission. I consider student mentoring a great honor and responsibility, and take a sincere interest in my students and their life journey. I issue a special welcome to students who are LGBTQIA+, to minority and first generation students, to students with disabilities, and to those with mental or spiritual health issues.
2022 COURSE SCHEDULE
Winter 2022: None (professional development leave, i.e, sabbatical)
Spring 2022: ARTHC 492R: Special Art History Studies On Site; EUROP 336R and EUROP 337R: Social Sciences/Humanities in a European Context; IAS 399R: Academic Internship
Fall 2022: ARTHC 301: Women in Art; ARTHC 355: Contemporary Art; EUROP 200: Introduction to European Studies
DISSERTATION COMMITTEE WORK
External Examiner. Anna Rigg, “’The mute who speaks’”: Women’s voices on pre-Revolutionary art,” Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2021.
RECENT MASTERS THESES [CHAIRED]
Brandon Johnson, “The Eternal and the Transitory: An Analysis of Giovanni Boldini’s La Zingara,” 2021.
Hannah Miller, “Gustav Klimt and the Representation of Maternity,” 2017.
Megan Cousin, “Representations of Judith and Salomé in Late Nineteenth-Century Vienna,” 2017.
Elizabeth Pusey, “James Tissot’s and Emile Zola’s Shopgirl: The Working Girl as La Parisienne,” 2016.
Trenton Olsen, “Fallen Womanhood and Modernity in Ivan Kramskoi’s Unknown Woman (1883), 2014.
RECENT UNDERGRADUATE THESES [CHAIRED]
Meredith Hanna, “The Gentlemen’s Masquerade: The Carnivalesque and the Continental in George Knapton’s Portraits of the Society of Dilettanti,” 2020.
Marianna Thurston, “Marisa Merz: Forming the Feminine in the Burgeoning Era of Women Heroes,” 2014.
RECENT STUDENT MENTORED LEARNING PROJECTS [SUPERVISED]
Bethany Wells, “The Wartime Art of Anne Poor,” Recipient of BYU HUM grant, 2021.
Katie Loveless, “Indigenous Australian LDS Dot Art, Recipient of BYU HUM grant, 2020.
Colette Burton, “Rape and Religious Iconography: Delacroix’s Massacre at Chios,” Presenter at UCUR conference at Weber State University, 2019.
Meredith Hanna, “British Fashion and the Grand Tour,” Recipient of BYU HUM and HBLL research grants, 2018-2019.
Heidi Herrera, “She Does Not Want: Rape Imagery in Goya’s Disasters of War,” AWE: A Woman’s Experience, BYU Women’s Studies student journal, vol. 5, 2018.
Madison Blonquist, “Reclaiming Female and Racist Imagery: The Story of Dido Elizabeth Belle via Portrait and Film,” AWE: AWoman’sExperience, BYU Women’s Studies student journal, vol. 4, 2017.
RECENT UNDERGRADUATE CAPSTONE PROJECTS [ADVISED]
Lupita Herrera. “Sacred Space: Drag Queens, Rituals, and Becoming Like God.” Fall 2022 BYU Global Women’s Studies capstone project (photography exhibit).
FACULTY MENTORED LEARNING GRANT
Artistic Frontiers: Women and the Making of the Utah Art Scene, 1880-1940, Humanities Mentored Experience Grant, 2021-2022.