Meet Our Spring ’17 Art History 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.

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.joyce-headshot

Kathleen Joyce is a second-year master’s student at the Institute of Fine Arts specializing in modern and contemporary prints and drawings. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in art history and english. Her research interests include American print culture of the 1960s, temporality, and performance. Kathleen will be available on Mondays and Thursdays.damla-koksalanDamla Koksalan is a first year MA student at the Institute of Fine Arts specializing in global Post-War and Contemporary Art, with a particular interest in art as social practice and activism. Prior to starting her studies at the Institute, Damla completed her MFA degree in Art Criticism and Writing at the School of Visual Arts, and her BA in Visual Arts at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey – which is where she hails from. In addition to being a published art writer, Damla is currently the co-editor of IFAcontemporary, the in-house online journal of the Institute. Damla will be available Tuesdays and Fridays.12112179_10204941368962466_7299909680506382875_n

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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