Hearty congratulations to Art Department aluma Heidi (Willhauck) Cook (BA: Art History, 2007). Heidi recently let us know that she had received her MA in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Pittsburgh. Her masters thesis was entitled: "Peasants and Politics: Croatian Ethnography and Nationalism in the Work of Maksimilijan Vanka".
Heidi has been accepted into the PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh, also in the History of Art and Architecture where she will be working on a dissertation on Modern central European art and design. Her university website reports that "her current research focuses on the social and political significance of depictions of folk culture in early twentieth century Central and Eastern Europe. More broadly, her work analyzes visual constructions of nationalism." (http://www.haa.pitt.edu/person/heidi-cook)
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