Brittany Forniotis

PhD Student in Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Brittany is a PhD student in Art History whose field of research is early modern architectural theory and practice in the Mediterranean, with a focus on intellectual exchange and connections to the history of science and medicine.  She received a B.A. with Honors in History and with Honors in Art History from Wake Forest University in 2015 (magna cum laude) and an M.A. in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Projects

Building Duke

Nikos Gkiokas

PhD Student in Art, Art History & Visual Studies

I am a PhD candidate focusing on Greek and Roman Art/Archaeology. My main area of interest is Archaic Greek sculpture and architecture. Other interests include cultural interactions in the late Bronze Age and Iron Age Mediterranean, ancient religiosities in the Aegean and Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to Christianity, reception of antiquity in the medieval Byzantine Empire and modern-day Greece, theory of art history and archaeology. I have worked and volunteered in various archaeological fieldwork projects (Azoria, Methoni, Meganissi, Gaudos, Eleftherna, Kos, Arcadia, Athens, Salamis, Piraeus, Agios Georgios, and Volos). Currently, I am working on the Digital Athens Project in the Wired! Lab.


Courses

The Art & Archaeology of Ancient Athens


Projects

Digital Athens

Sinan Goknur

PhD Candidate in Visual and Media Studies

Sinan Goknur is a practice-based Visual and Media Studies PhD student at Art, Art History and Visual Studies Department. In addition to his practice in media production and design, Sinan’s intellectual interests include contemporary art theory, modernity/coloniality critique, global epistemologies of resistance, and critical technology studies.


Courses

Wired! The Lives of Things


Projects

The Lives of Things

Dana Hogan

PhD Student in Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Dana Hogan is a PhD student in Art History under the supervision of Dr. Sara Galletti. Specializing in Renaissance and Baroque art, her research interests focus on the networks and circulation of the women artists of Early Modern Italy. Dana completed her M.A. in Italian Renaissance Art through Syracuse University in Florence (2017) and received a B.A. (cum laude) in Art History and Comparative Literature from Williams College (2015).


Projects

Building Duke

Shane Morrissy

Wired! Teaching Assistant

Shane Morrissy is a  Ph.D. student in art history working as a TA in the Wired! lab. His research explores the relationship between subjective engagements with printed mass media and the broader political context of the early 20th century across Europe and the United States. He holds BAs in both Commerce and Art History from University College Dublin as well as an MPhil in Textual and Visual Studies from Trinity College Dublin. Before coming to Duke, he worked at the National Gallery of Ireland. His academic writing has appeared in the Information Design Journal. His advisor is Dr. Paul Jaskot, Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Director of the Wired! Lab for Digital Art History and Visual Culture.

Amanda Lazarus

PhD Student in Art, Art History & Visual Studies
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Amanda Lazarus is a PhD student in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, studying Hellenistic and Roman sculpture. She earned her B.A. in Art History/History from McGill University (2008) and M.A. in History of Art from the University of Bristol (2010). Her research interests include Greek portraiture of the Archaic through Hellenistic periods, female euergetism in the Greek East, and the sculptural output of Roman Athens, whose loci of production she aims to track utilizing digital methods. Amanda is a member of the Digital Athens Project.


Projects

Digital Athens

Building Duke

Antonio LoPiano

PhD Student, Classical Studies | Wired! Lab GIS Research Assistant
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Antonio LoPiano is a PhD student in the Classics Department. His research focuses on Roman archaeology, but extends broadly throughout the Classical Mediterranean. His interests include urban topography, the development of domestic space, life on the Roman frontier, and the use of digital reconstructions to test spatial hypotheses and foster public outreach. He has worked on excavation projects in Southern Italy and Jordan, and he will be joining an excavation in Etruria this summer. He is currently a Research Assistant in the Wired! Lab assisting with GIS projects. 


Projects

Digital Public Buildings in North Carolina

Mapping German Construction

 

Felipe Álvarez de Toledo López-Herrera

Fourth-Year Ph.D. Student | Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Felipe is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Art, Art History & Department, working on the history of art markets with Professor Hans J. Van Miegroet. His dissertation research studies the development of a market for paintings in Seville from 1500-1700.  Much of his research has revolved around the creation of the Art Markets of Seville Database using text mining to extract data from printed archival documents.
He is the Wired! Lab’s TA for Spring 2020, as well as TAing for Professor Kristin Huffman’s Visual Culture of Venice seminar.  He is also a 2019-2020 Humanities Unbounded Digital Humanities Graduate Assistant working for Duke’s Center for Data & Visualization Sciences.

Tatjana Zimbelius-Klem

Tatjana Zimbelius-Klem

PhD Student in German Studies

A native Austrian, Tatjana received her BA in Comparative Literature and Film from UNC in 2016 and is now a PhD student in the Carolina-Duke Joint Graduate Program in German Studies. Her academic interests revolve around early 20th century Viennese thought and artistic production, and how and where the visual and performing arts and philosophy intersect. She is currently a research assistant to Paul Jaskot in the Wired! Lab, working on his project “Mapping German Construction.”


Projects

Mapping German Construction

Dictionary of Art Historians