Welcome to the Art History's News and Accomplishments page.
Check out who and what is happening with our students and faculty.

Dr. Alice Heeren

It has been one academic year since Dr. Alice Heeren joined our program!
We are so thrilled she is with us!

Recent Publications:
The Many Lives of Oscar Niemeyer’s Column: The Legacy of Brasília, Coloniality, and Heritage in the Works of Lais Myrrha and Talles Lopes
Arts Vol. 12 Iss. 2, 2023 (https:// doi.org/10.3390/arts12020056)


Dr. Staci Gem Scheiwiller

Recent Publications:
A Phantasmagoria of Owls: Shadows and Layers in HK Zamani’s Artwork, in HK Zamani: Edifice/Oedipus (Turlock: California State University, Stanislaus, 2023), 4-5

Archiving Donna Stein, in Women: A Cultural Review (2022):  DOI: 10.1080/09574042.2022.2072624


Congratulations to our graduating Art History majors of 2023!

Back Row, L-R: Lesley Negrete, Sasha Thompson, Dr. Staci Gem Scheiwiller, Bethany Saint-Smith, and Valeria González

Front Row, L-R: Camila Albertini, Bryce Burton, Dr. Alice Heeren


Camila Albertini

Graduate Class of 2023
Interdisciplinary Studies master’s student, main field in Art History

Master’s Thesis: “Queering Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)”
Adviser: Dr. Staci Gem Scheiwiller


Bryce Burton

Art History Graduate Class of 2023


Valeria González

Art History Graduate Class of 2023


Lesley Negrete

Art History Graduate Class of 2023
SERSCA Undergraduate Research Assistantship, AY 22-23:
Nineteenth-century Tobacco Collecting Cards of Female Celebrities
Adviser: Dr. Staci Gem Scheiwiller


Bethany Saint-Smith

Art History minor, Graduate Class of 2023
McNair Scholar - McNair Thesis: “Representations of Skin Tone, Colorism, and Reimagining Marginality for Black Women”
Mentor: Dr. Staci Gem Scheiwiller

Honors Program
Accepted to the MA/Ph.D.  Interdisciplinary Humanities Program with a discipline in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program at UC Merced with Chancellor’s Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence and five years of additional funding


Sasha Thompson

Art History Graduate Class of 2023
Outstanding Student Achievement Medal of Honor, Art History
McNair Scholar - McNair Thesis: “Slow Curating: Rethinking the Concepts in which Modern Works are Exhibited”
Mentor: Dr. Staci Gem Scheiwiller
Study Abroad in Italy, AY 2022-2023
Accepted to the MA/Ph.D. Art History Program at the University of Delaware with a two-year research assistantship


Updated: June 05, 2023