Two graduate students receive art fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies awarded Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art to Yale graduate students R. Tess Korobkin and Audrey Sands.

Ten advanced graduate students were selected by the council for their “promising research in object- and image-based U.S. art history.” Each fellow receives a stipend of $30,000, as well as up to $4,000 for travel and research during the 2017-18 academic year.

Korobkin and Sands are both doctoral candidates in the Department of the History of Art. Korobkin’s dissertation is titled “Sculptural Bodies of the Great Depression.” Sands’ dissertation is “Lisette Model and the Inward Turn of Photographic Modernism.”

The American Council of Learned Societies, a private, nonprofit federation of 74 national scholarly organizations, is considered the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to ACLS’s work. This year, ACLS will award more than $18 million to over 300 scholars across a variety of humanistic disciplines.