Another academic year has closed and Bard Graduate Center once again celebrates the outstanding achievements of our latest graduates—eleven master’s degree students who presented their qualifying papers and six doctoral candidates who successfully completed their dissertations. We wish them success as they embark on the next phase of their careers.

Doctor of Philosophy in Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
The title of the doctoral dissertation is listed for each student.

ANTONIA BEHAN Toronto, Canada / BA, University of Toronto; MA, Bard Graduate Center
Craftsmanship as a Mode of Thought: Ethel Mairet and Ananda Coomaraswamy in Ceylon, India, and Britain, 1902–1952

JULIE BELLEMARE
Quebec City, Canada / BA, McGill University; MSt University of Oxford
‘A New Creation of This Dynasty’: Enamels, Glass, and the Deployment of Color in Qing China, 1700–1735

WILLIAM M. DeGREGORIO Danbury, Connecticut / BA, Tufts University; MA, Bard Graduate Center
Materializing Manners: Fashion, Period Rooms, and Gentility at the Museum of the City of New York, 1923–1958

ANNE HILKER
Los Angeles, California / BS, Northwestern University; MA, JD, University of Southern California; MA, Parsons, The New School
The Legal Lives of Things: The Metropolitan Museum of Art at the Boundary between Public and Private


MARIA PERERS Stockholm, Sweden / BA, Uppsala University; MA, Bard Graduate Center
Inside the Ideal Home: The Changing Values of Apartment Living and the Promotion of Consumption in Sweden, 1950–1970

ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ GÓMEZ
Bogotá, Colombia / BA, MA, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; MA, Bard Graduate Center
Diógenes A. Reyes’s Silhouette Biography: Print Culture and the Politics of Technology, Distance, Mediation, and Things Left Unsaid in the Transregional and Transnational History of the Colombian Caribbean,1898–1920

Master of Arts in Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
The title of the master’s qualifying paper is listed for each student.

Learn more about the MA graduates.

MADISON LAYNE CLYBURN
Orlando, Florida / BA, University of Central Florida
Perfumed Air and Scented Bodies: Materializing the Philosophy of Scent in 16th-Century Padua

NATALIE ELIZABETH DeQUARTO
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York / BA, Connecticut College
‘A Little World of Themselves’: Women and the Cultivation of Fern Cases in the 19th Century

NOAH JOSEPH DUBAY
Fort Kent, Maine / BA, Bowdoin College
Comfort and Convalescence: Fauteuils de Malade in 18th-Century France

JULIANA FAGUA ARIAS
Bogotá, Colombia / BA, Universidad de Los Andes
Seafaring Treasures: Latin America and the Transpacific Trade

EMILY A. ISAKSON
Worcester, Massachusetts / BA, Mount Holyoke College
Imitating the Flower: 19th-Century Artificial Plants and Gendered Botanical Education

DARIA RACHEL MURPHY
Corner Brook, Canada / BA, University of Toronto
Tonsorial Transformations: Women’s Sokuhatsu in 19th-Century Meiji Japan, 1868–1912

WEIXUN QU
Langfang, China / BA, Tsinqhua University; MA, George Washington University
The Afterlife of Lacquer Panels: Transforming Chinese Luxuries into French Furniture

CONSTANTINE PRINCE SIDAMON-ERISTOFF
Washington, D.C. / BA, Colorado College; MA, Sotheby’s Institute of Art
The Lives of Berenike: A Port City and Its People

CYNTHIA ASH VOLK
New York, New York / BA, Smith College
Dehua Porcelain Figures of Budai: Models of Adaptivity in 17th and 18th-Century China and ‘Europe’

MADISON JANE WILLIAMS
Berkeley, California / BA, George Washington University
Science in the Study and Authentication of Catholic Relics

JESSICA MORDINE YOUNG
San Francisco, California / BA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
On Anne Wilson and Winding the Warp: Embodied and Tacit Knowledge in Contemporary Textile Art