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Graduate Students

Rodriguez, Anabelle

A doctoral fellow with twenty years’ experience as a curator and arts educator, Anabelle holds a master’s degree in visual anthropology from Temple University, and bachelor’s degrees from Brown University in the visual arts, and the history of art and architecture. An alumna of the Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program, she is also the former Director of Education at the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico. Her curatorial projects include more than sixty exhibitions and international collaborations, and her current research focuses on the cultural landscapes of the ancient Maya, and the history of archaeological conservation in Belize.

Zbieranowski, Alexa

Alexa Zbieranowski ( is a first-year master’s student who received her B.A. in Art History and French (summa cum laude) from Drew University in 2017. She recently completed an undergraduate thesis which explores the pictorial constructions of female identity through the self-portraiture of sixteenth-century Italian women artists. In her graduate studies, she would like to follow this direction of research as her interests include issues of gender representation, the historiography of women artists, and early modern self-portraiture.

McCarty, Carol

Carol McCarty ( received her B.A. in French and Communication at Rutgers University.  Carol’s research interests include cultural heritage studies, public memory, evolution of and commemoration within cities, negative heritage and cemeteries and monuments.

Iglesias Lukin, Aime

Aimé Iglesias Lukin is a Ph.D. candidate specialized on modern and contemporary Latin American art. Her dissertation focuses on Latin American artists living and working in New York during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The project seeks to map connections between spaces of action, institutions, exhibitions, and collective practices that demonstrate the significance of these artists’ networks in the city. Observing their processes of identity reconfiguration, her dissertation analyzes topics of travel, exile, and identity in artworks by Jaime Davidovich, Leandro Katz, Eduardo Costa, Marta Minujín, and Alejandro Puente from Argentina; Rafael Ferrer from Puerto Rico; Hélio Oiticica and Anna Bella Geiger from Brazil; Juan Downey from Chile and Luis Camnitzer from Uruguay. She completed her M.A. at The Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and her undergraduate studies in Art History at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Savakis, James

James Savakis is a second year CHAPS graduate student and is interested in CRM archaeology He has interned in for the CRM office in Stirling, Scotland and attended a field school in East Lothian, Scotland where he helped excavate an Iron Age hill fort. James is currently a Social Studies teacher with a B.A. from Wheaton College in Studio Art and B.A. from William Paterson University in History and Education, with a minor in Anthropology.

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