Director of Graduate Studies in Art History
Mikiko Hirayama's research interest is modern Japanese art (19th century to the 1940s) with concentration on critical texts that address issues such as the nature of realism, cultural identity, and nationalism.
Leininger-Miller, Theresa, Ph.D.
Theresa Leininger-Miller is the author of New Negro Artists in Paris: African American Painters and Sculptors in the City of Light, 1922-1934 (Rutgers, 2001) and numerous book chapters, exhibition catalogue essays, journal articles, reference guide entries, auction catalogue articles, and book and exhibition reviews on African American art. She has manuscripts in progress on sculptor Augusta Savage (1892-1962) and daguerreoptypist/photographer J.P. Ball (1825-1904), and is she currently curating an exhibition on illustrated Civil War sheet music.
Nelson, Kristi, Ph.D.
Kristi Nelson has written articles on Jordaens, Rubens, Flemish tapestries, Dutch drawings, and the tapestries in the Taft Museum collection. She is author of two books: Dutch Drawings and Watercolors from the Kharkiv Art Museum, published by the Taft Museum in 1997; and Jacob Jordaens: Design for Tapestries, published by Brepols in Turnhout, Belgium, in 1998.
Paice, Kim, Ph.D.
Art History Program Coordinator
Director of Critical Curatorial Studies and Museum Studies Certificate Programs
Thomas, Morgan, Ph.D.
Morgan Thomas’s current interests are in the areas of international contemporary art, cinema studies, and critical theory, in particular addressing aesthetic issues and modes of translation across media. Her recent publications include articles on the art of Douglas Gordon, Judy Millar, and Anne Wallace, as well as contributions to Rothko (Tate, 2008), The Fall of the Studio: Artists at Work (Valiz, 2009) and How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art (Power Publications, 2012).