Areas of Concentration: Modern and Contemporary Art; African American Art; Arts of the diaspora
Faculty Advisor: Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie
M.A. Thesis: "Getting Under Our Skin: Political Critique in Barbara Kruger's Photomontages" (Hunter College, City University of New York, completed 2006)
Jacqueline Lewis is a first year Ph.D. student and recipient of a UCSB Regents Fellowship in the Department of History of Art and Architecture. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art, African American and Arts of the African diaspora evaluated through issues of patronage, colonialism and museum studies. Central to her research are matters of identity, race and representation in visual culture. Jacqueline has a Master's Degree in Art History from Hunter College, City University of New York, and a B.A. in Art History from Trinity College, Connecticut. An experienced independent consultant, Jacqueline formerly served as consultant for the City of Santa Monica's Public Art Collection and Director and Regional Curator for the Americas of the UBS Art Collection where she co-managed a collection with the Museum of Modern Art, New York.