Meet Our Spring, 2015 Writing Tutors!

6 Feb

Although the Arts and Science College Learning Center has offered subject-specific assistance in the past and continues to do so in biology, chemistry, math, languages and the like, in recent years our own Department has taken the lead in providing art history-specific tutoring to its undergraduates. The program kicked off in October 2008 and, according to our students’ feedback, has proven to be a great success.

Without exception, our tutors are all graduate candidates at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU’s graduate art history program. A tutor is available in the Department of Art History on Mondays through  Thursdays, from 12.30 to 2pm. Students may see them on a walk-in basis.

This semester brings us two outstanding tutors:


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Madeleine Glennon is a first year Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, where she also received her M.A. in Art History and Archaeology in May 2014. She graduated from Bates College in 2010 with a major in Classical and Medieval Studies. As an undergraduate she worked as an intern at various art historical institutions, including in the education department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009. Madeleine’s interests include architectural decoration on Archaic temples, ancient ritual interaction, and frontality in Greek art.  Her M.A. thesis, which examined the iconography and interpretation of sixth and fifth century BCE Sicilian gorgoneia, was awarded with distinction. She also works as a student archaeologist at the Institute’s excavations at Selinunte in southwestern Sicily. Madeleine will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


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Emily Lyver is a first-year PhD student at the Institute of Fine Arts, specializing in modern and contemporary art in Latin America. Emily is interested histories of photography and video art, documentary practices of performance art, and representations of crime and trauma in Latin America. Emily is also interested in architecture and urban planning, and her current research focuses on artists who take up histories of modern architecture in their work. While completing her Master’s degree at the University of Utah, Emily taught introductory courses on global contemporary art, and enjoys working with students to develop and express ideas through writing. Emily will be available on Mondays and Thursdays.



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