Speakers

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, PhD

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Dr. Padilla Peralta is Associate Professor of Classics at Princeton University and an internationally renowned scholar who focuses on the Roman Republic and Early Empire. His publications include Rome, Empire of Plunder: The Dynamics of Cultural Appropriation (Cambridge University Press, 2017), and Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League (Penguin Press, 2015). In 2021, The New York Times Magazine spotlighted Dr. Padilla Peralta's critical work advocating for a more diverse and inclusive discipline.

Adekunle Olusola Adeyemo

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Adekunle is a Gerda Henkel PhD Fellow in the Department of Architecture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His research is on Modern Architecture and Arieh Sharon’s Obafemi Awolowo University Campus.

Amarildo Ajasse

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Amarildo is a postdoc fellow at the University of Cologne in Germany and holds a PhD in Art History from the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. He holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Turin and a Licentiate in journalism from Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo-Mozambique.

Minne Atairu

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Minne is an Ed.D. student in art and art education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

She holds an MA in Museum Studies from The George Washington University, and a BA in Creative Arts from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

Anna Calise

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Anna is a Visual Arts and Media Studies PhD student from IULM University, Milan.

Her research focuses on the digitization of museums and the mediatization of the cultural experience.

Margaryta Golovchenko

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Margaryta is a first-generation Ukrainian immigrant from Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. Her research focuses on the representation of human-animal relationships in 18th and 19th century French painting.

Jason Vartikar

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Jason is an art history PhD candidate at Stanford, and a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney.

His dissertation focuses on melancholy in the paintings of Charles Burchfield and Edward Hopper.

Claire Sabitt

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Claire is a PhD candidate in Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. She holds an MA from the University of Oregon and a BA from the University of Iowa.

Jamie Rose Valera

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As a History of Art and Architecture Master’s student at Boston University, Valera researches the effects of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology on the arts.