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2019 UMD-Phillips Collection Postdoctoral Fellowships Awarded

By Maryland Today Staff

The University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at the Phillips Collection recently announced the two recipients of its 2019–20 Postdoctoral Fellowships.

The fellowship in visual culture was awarded to Marlaina Martin, who received her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology at Rutgers University in 2019; the fellowship in modern and contemporary art history went to Alison Boyd, who completed her Ph.D. in art history and as a Mellon Fellow in gender and sexuality studies at Northwestern University in 2017.

Fellows have access to the Phillips’ exceptional collection, as well as UMD’s leadership programs in art historical scholarship, interdisciplinary experimentation and virtual technologies. During the academic year, fellows teach at least one public lecture and participate in other programs and discussions with scholars, critics, museum staff and students at the museum and university.

“Dr. Marlaina Martin’s expertise in the anthropologies of race, gender and media, and Dr. Alison Boyd’s studies on race and modernism complements the Phillips’ strong commitment to fostering an inclusive environment that encourages and values diversity in both our collection and our exhibitions,” said Klaus Ottmann, chief curator and deputy director for academic affairs.

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