Areas of Concentration: 20th-century architecture, the history of domestic interior in North America and Europe, photography
Faculty Advisor: Swati Chattopadhyay
Committee Members: E. Bruce Robertson, Richard Wittman
Dissertation: "Another Modernism: Home Economics and the Conception of Domestic Space in the US, 1900-1960"
M.A. Thesis: "Howard Hodgkin’s Paintings from the Late 1970s until 2003" (Tufts University, completed 2004)
Anna Myjak-Pycia is a Ph.D. Candidate specializing in twentieth-century architecture, in particular the history of domestic interior in North America and Europe. Prior to her studies at UCSB, she earned an M.A. in Art History at Tufts University and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Warsaw with a B.A/M.A in Polish Literature and Language. She is the recipient of UCSB Graduate Humanities Research Fellowship, UCSB Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, Cornell University Dean’s Fellowship in the History of Home Economics, UCSB Mallory Fellowship, Tufts University Fellowship, National Merit Fellowship, and University of Warsaw Dean's Merit Fellowship.
Anna taught history of art and architecture at the M.I.T. Education Studies Program, co-curated the Early Soviet Photography (2006-2007) exhibition at the Palmer Museum of Art, and worked as the Curator of Visual Resources at Suffolk University and as Research Assistant and Photographer at the Childs Gallery, Boston. Her publications include a book on the role of narrative strategies in the construction of characters in Wieslaw Mysliwski’s novels, and dozens of art reviews.