Lamb Chakalova, Christina
Christina Lamb Chakalova received a B.A. from Lafayette College with a double major in Fine Art/Art History and Religious Studies in 2005. In 2012, Christina earned an M.A. in Art History with high honors from the University of Vienna. In 2015, Christina commenced with her doctoral studies in Italian Baroque painting at Rutgers under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Puglisi. Christina’s dissertation investigates practices of artistic coexistence and exchange between Italian and Austrian painters in the fashioning of the Austrian Baroque interior. Christina is also pursuing a curatorial certificate and is currently a Dodge-Lawrence Fellow at the Zimmerli Art Museum.
Lauren Jimerson studies late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century art in Europe and North America, with a focus on the body, gender, female artists, and connections between art and literature. Her dissertation, “Defying Gender–Redefining the Nude: Female Artists and the Body in Early 20th century Paris,” concentrates on the artists, Émilie Charmy, Suzanne Valadon, and Marie Vassilieff. She received a Fulbright Scholarship to France in 2015 and is currently completing her dissertation in Paris with support from a Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
Lauren graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Art History and French from Cornell University in 2007 and received an M.A. with distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2011. She has published articles in Woman’s Art Journal, The Conversation, and has spoken about female artists on the French TV channel, France 24.