Areas of Concentration: Modern and Contemporary Art, Art of the American South
Faculty Advisor: Jenni Sorkin
M.A. Thesis: "Claude Cahun, Marcel Moore, and the Collapse of 'Surrealist Photography'" (Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, completed 2016)
Elizabeth Smith is a first-year Ph.D. student studying modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on art of the American South. Prior to coming to UCSB, Elizabeth was the 2017-2018 Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow at the Bruce Museum in Connecticut where she organized four exhibitions and managed the museum’s public programs. During her master’s program, Elizabeth served as the research assistant for the exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, which traveled to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Elizabeth received her M.A. degree from the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville in 2016.