Meet our Fall 2016 Writing Tutors!

6 Oct

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.

A tutor is available in the Department of Art History on Mondays through  Fridays from 12.30 to 2pm. Students may see them on a walk-in basis.

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Megan DiNoia is a first-year M.A. student at the Institute of Fine Arts specializing in modern European art. Her recent curatorial internship at the Guggenheim Museum strengthened her continued interest in contemporary art as well. Megan graduated from Southwestern University, a small liberal arts university near Austin, Texas, with a B.A. in Art History and minors in Fine Arts and Spanish. She is currently conducting research on the Sublime and its implications in the history of art history, as well as comparing religious imagery from Northern Renaissance altars with that of German Romantic paintings. Megan is interested in gender, religion, and other issues surrounding identity and its artistic representation. In addition to her academic interests, she enjoys eating, reading fantasy and young adult books, and hanging out with her dog, Remy. Megan will be available Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Geoff Tortora completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Rhode Island in 2012, where he focused primarily on 20th century German history, particularly that of the wartime and postwar periods. He completed a creative writing MA at NYU Gallatin in 2014, the same year he joined the Art History Department as a full-time employee. Though always a fixture in the front office, you will find Geoff happily available to assist with your writing on Wednesdays.

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Lyla Halsted is a first year PhD student at the Institute of Fine Arts specializing in Islamic art and architecture. She completed her BA in art history at Davidson College in 2014 and her MA in art history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016. Her research interests are centered on medieval Persian architecture and material culture, networks of exchange, and the decontextualization of architectural fragments. Lyla will be available Thursdays and Fridays!

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