Doctoral Research

Through the “Fellowship for Doctoral Research on Museums,” the Museum Studies Program provides funding to doctoral students who have completed the Graduate Certificate whose research addresses issues on or about museums. Contributions by several of our fellowship awardees are included among the MSP working papers. Since the fellowship was initiated in 2008, the following students have received support for their research:

Luciana Aenasoiae
MSP08, Anthropology and History
PhD awarded 2016
Activating Social Networks: Memory, Acquaintances, and Marginality in Romanian Transformation Discourses
Christopher Berk
MSP07, Anthropology
PhD awarded 2014
Building Bodies in the Australian Periphery: The Enactment of Aboriginality in Tasmania
Clara Cahill
MSP09, Education
PhD awarded 2012
Zydeco: Fostering Seamless Connections between the Classroom and the Museum
Abi Celis
MSP11, Romance Languages
Reading Museums, Imagining Communities
Courtney Cottrell
MSP12, Anthropology
PhD awarded 2017
Educating History: Colonial Practices of Ethnographic Museums and How Tribal Museums are Changing Them 
Morgan Daniels
MSP06, Information Science
PhD awarded 2014
Museum Data Collections: From Object to Representation to the Production of New Knowledge
Christine DeLisle
MSP05, History and Women’s Studies
PhD awarded 2008
Civilizing the Guam Museum
Sarah Gothie
MSP09, American Culture
PhD awarded 2016
Gardens of Innocence and Experience
Andrew Gurstelle
MSP09, Anthropology
PhD awarded 2015
Sacred Trees of the Savè Hills Cultural Landscape
Deirdre Hennebury
MSP04, Architecture
PhD awarded 2014
An Investigation of the Urban, Architectural and Exhibit Designs of the Tate Museums, Millbank and Liverpool
Ipek Kaynar Rohloff
MSP04, Architecture
PhD awarded 2009
Aligning Museum Building Projects with Institutional Goals: A Visitor-Experience Centered Approach
Keun Young Kim
MSP06, Anthropology
Multiculturalism and Museums in China
Kelly Kirby
MSP05, Anthropology
PhD awarded 2014
Clothing, Kinship, and Gifts: Transnational Wardrobes in Senegal and the Diaspora
Hima Mallampati
MSP05, IPCAA
PhD awarded 2010
Acquiring Antiquity: Plunder, Provenance and Policy in Museums
Justin Meyer
MSP12, Urban Planning
PhD awarded 2016
Art Museums and their Connection to Urban Development
Ashley Miller
MSP10, History of Art
PhD awarded 2017
Locating Heritage in French Colonial Morocco (ca. 1912-1931)
Ricardo L. Punzalan
MSP08, Information
PhD awarded 2013
Challenges and Barriers to Virtual Reunification: The Case of the Dispersed Ethnographic Images of Dean C. Worcester
Emma Sachs
MSP10, IPCAA
Stylistic Allusions in Campanian Wall Painting [working title]
Diana Sierra-Becerra
MSP12, History and Women’s Studies
PhD awarded 2017
Without Women There is no Revolution: Gender and Social Movements in Twentieth-Century El Salvador
Alice Tsay
MSP13, English
PhD awarded 2017
Matters of Taste: Digesting Difference in Victorian and Edwardian Culture
Aimee Von Bokel
MSP08, American Culture
PhD awarded 2013
Two Museums, One Story: The Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the Weeksville Heritage Center