Maria V. Garth is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at Rutgers University. She researches modern and contemporary art with a specialization in Eastern European, Russian, and Soviet art, visual culture, and the history and theory of photography. Her dissertation addresses the legacy of women photographers in the Soviet Union between the 1920s and 1980s. Her publications have appeared in the Journal of Russian American Studies, Journal of Avant-Garde Studies, Proceedings of the National Library of Latvia, and SEQUITUR. Maria earned an M.A. in Art History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.F.A. in Visual Art: Photography from Boise State University.