Celka Straughn

Andrew W. Mellon Director of Academic Programs for the Spencer Museum of Art
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(Ph.D. University of Chicago) Dr. Straughn's doctoral research investigated the discourse of Jewish art in the early 20th century, looking in particular at the role of exhibitions and different types of social networks. In addition to looking at questions of Jewish art, she has also worked on contemporary German art and issues of collecting in early modern Europe. Prior to coming to KU this past fall, she was a researcher at Harvard Project Zero where she participated in projects on museum learning and potential impacts of new digital media on cognition.


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