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The network of Art History and Music alumni is a growing one. If you are a department alumnus or alumna and would like to share your information, click on the following link: Submission Form

Art History and Music majors have entered a wide variety of careers. Some of the activities of departmental alumni include:

Margaret Richter (FCRH '83) completed her dissertation under Robert Rosenblum in 1998 (Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, NYU) on the nineteenth-century German painter Gabriel Max. Margaret has worked at the Frick Art Reference Library, and has taught at Rose Hill, the University of South Carolina at Columbia, Westfield State College in Massachusetts, and is currently the editor of the Art Index and the Humanities Index at the H.W. Wilson Company.

Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace (FCRH ‘88) received her Ph.D (art history) from CUNY’s Graduate Center (dissertation topic: American Genre Painters in Venice 1877-1893) in June 2004; married with two sons, she has been for many years the Collections Manager of the Antonio Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Katherine Bourguignon (FCRH ’90) completed an MA (art history) at Case Western Reserve, and a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania (dissertation topic: Matisse and his female models); Katie taught for two years at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Married with a son, she now lives in France where she is the Associate Curator of the Musee d’Americain at Giverny. Her first exhibition, “American Artists’ Books in Europe, 1960-2000" was mounted in 2008."   She encourages Fordham students and faculty to visit the museum.

Kathy Battista (FCRH’92) has a MA (art history) from the Courtauld Institute (University of London) and is currently completing a Ph.D. at the London Consortium where she was a Research Fellow from 2001-2003. From 1997 to 2002 she was Head of Interaction, a program that she founded at Artangel, an institution that commissions art projects in unusual spaces. Kathy is the co-author of Recent Architecture in The Netherlands (1998) and Art New York (2000); a contributing author to Surface Tension: Problematics of Site (2003); she is also Books Editor of Contemporary Magazine. She has served as a lecturer in MA programs at Birkbeck College and Kings College, London.

Rachael Atkinson (FCRH '96) was awarded a Fellowship at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice following graduation and then began work at Christie’s (NYC) where she is currently in the Estates and Appraisals Department.

Josephine Dobkin (FCLC ’98). After an internship in the Department of European Painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Josephine became a staff member as a Research Assistant.

Patricia Kiernan (FCLC ’99) is completing a doctorate in Medieval/Renaissance Art History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. 

Erin Rother, (FCLC ’99). After working as librarian at Knoedler Galleries in New York, she entered the Columbia University Graduate Program in English literature.

Danielle Archibald (FCRH’01) is a Department Assistant in the Art of the Americas department at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts where she completed an internship in the Registrar’s Office. Danielle is finishing an MA in Museum Studies at Harvard University’s Extension School.

Kerin Sulock (FCRH '04) recievd her MA in Art History in 2006 from Williams College. She wrote her thesis on the Insular manuscript the Lichfield Gospels. She is currently living in Vermont and working for an artist.

Claire Lynch (FCRH '06) began graduate art history studies at the School of Oriental and Afrrican Studies, London (SOAS) in the Fall 2008. She has also spent time working with a volunteer program in India.

Elizabeth Masella (FCRH '07) in the Fall 2008 Elizabeth began the MFA program in Art Criticism and Writing at the School of Visual Arts.

Michelle Pastor (FCRH '07) pursued graduate study at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

Jonathan Hogan (FCRH '08), a double major in Art History and Communications, has received a Fulbright Award to Brazil.

Peter Sheehy (FCRH '05), a double major in Music and English, enrolled in a two year graduate program for MFA in Writing.

Stephanie Lanuto (FCRH '05), pursed an MS in Music Education and expected to graduate in May 2007.

Stephanie Luther (FCRH '06), Art History; studying form MA in Art History with a specialization in gothic architecture.  Expected graduation in July 2008.

Martha Clippinger (FCRH '05), Art History; MFA in visual arts, 2008, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University.

Andrew Puntel (FCRH '04), Music; Fulbright Grant Recipient 2008-2009.  Studying choir culture and Baltic music in Latvia.

Magdalene Breidenthal (FCRH '08), Art History; MA in Art HIstory, Courtauld Institute of Art 2009.  Pursuing doctoral degree at Yale University, specializing in Byzantine art.

Lia E. Zaaloff, (FCRH '04), Art History; Masters of Letters in History of Art, Univeristy of St. Andrews.



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