Graduate Students

Shaw, Hannah

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Hannah Shaw is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in the history of photography, with a minor field in medieval art. Her dissertation, “August Sander and the Photographic Conditions of Nazi-Era Germany,” considers how Weimar-era photographers and photographic strategies were integrated into the visual culture of National Socialism. As the Graduate Curatorial Assistant within the Department of American Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum (2016-2017), she assisted with the exhibition “Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography,” and curated “It's Just a Job: Bill Owens and Studs Terkel on Working in 1970s America” (2018). She received a graduate research fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 2017-2018.