Presented to an outstanding graduate student nominated by the faculty.
Ellie Canning is a second-year master's student in art history at George Mason University. She previously attended the University of Delaware, where she double majored in art history and Latin and Iberian studies for her BA. Currently at Mason, Ellie focuses on Latin American art and has research interest in collecting practices, borderlands, and how geography and material culture intersect with the discipline of art history. She is writing a thesis on folk art in the 19th century American Southwest. In the future, she hopes to work with institutions and expand access to art in communities. When not reading volumes of nonfiction for school, she enjoys reading and listening to fiction audiobooks, cooking, sewing, and gardening. She would like to thank the interlibrary loan staff at Fenwick for all their help this semester and the work they do to connect researchers to resources.
Kathleen Klingenberg earned a previous master’s degree in liberal studies at Georgetown University, with a concentration in medieval and early modern history. Kathleen also has a bachelor of arts degree in English from Marquette University. Her focus at George Mason has been the study of French and English illuminated manuscripts of the Gothic period. Kathleen values greatly her experience as a teaching assistant for art history Professor Heather McGuire. Kathleen has enjoyed her participation in George Mason student government as a secretary for AHGA (Art History Graduate Association) and as a representative for GAPSA (Graduate and Professional Student Association). Kathleen previously worked as a high school English teacher, English as second language teacher, and an academic administrator at Georgetown and Harvard Universities. Kathleen plans on finishing her master's degree in art history in fall 2022 and would like to continue her involvement with medieval illuminated manuscripts in a museum or educational setting.