Doctoral student Sun Yang Park will present at CAA 2022. Due to health and safety concerns and member feedback, all in-person sessions and activities scheduled for February 16-19 of CAA’s 110th Annual Conference in Chicago will now be virtual sessions on the same dates. The conference will take place through two live virtual components, the first from February 16-19 and the second from March 3-5. View the full program here:
Doctoral candidate Lauren Cesiro participated in the Hofstra University Festschrift Symposium for Joseph Masheck on January 19, 2022. She presented the paper “’Cities do not build themselves…’: Labor and Lewis Hine’s photographs of the Empire State Building.”
Dr. Nancy Um has been appointed Associate Director for Research and Knowledge Creation at the Getty Research Institute (GRI).
In that role, Dr. Um will oversee the Research and Knowledge Creation division, which includes the celebrated Getty Scholars Program, research projects and academic outreach, the Getty Provenance Index, digital art history, and the Getty Vocabularies.
“We are delighted to welcome such a distinguished scholar and administrator to the GRI,” said Mary Miller, director of the GRI. “Nancy’s commitment to public education and her long track record in digital scholarship and DEAI work will be an enormous addition to the institute.”
Dr. Um is currently professor of art history and associate dean for faculty development and inclusion, Harpur College, Binghamton University (SUNY). She earned her B.A. from Wellesley College and her PhD from UCLA. She will take up her post at the GRI in July 2022.
Photo-historian, writer and curator Rotem Rozental (PhD 2019) is leaving her position as Chief Curator and Senior Director of Arts and Creative Programming at American Jewish University, where she also served as Assistant Dean of the Whizin Center for Continuing Education and the Director of The Institute for Jewish Creativity, in order to take up a new role as the Executive Director of the LA Center for Photography. Congratulations to Rotem! Her book, Pre State Photographic Archives and the Zionist Movement, is also in press with Routledge.