Oh The Places You’ll Go: Recent UA Art History Graduates

UA art history alumnae are studying and working in prestigious programs and positions at home and around the world. Here is an update on just a few of them:

  • Sophia Ancira (BA 2022, art history, BS 2022, marketing) is enrolled in Georgetown University’s graduate program in art and museum studies. From January through May 2023, Ancira held an internship at the Kreeger Museum, a modern and contemporary non-profit art collection in Washington, D.C., and in May and June, she held a marketing internship with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

    Sophia Ancira was awarded the 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate in Art History
  • Olivia Bennes (BA 2022, art history) is an MA candidate in art history at the University of Georgia studying Slavic art and architecture from the Medieval period. Bennes recently held an internship at the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Katherine Crowe (BA 2022, double major in political science and art history) is enrolled in UA School of Law. Crow served as a judicial intern to Judge L. Scott Coogler in the District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and worked as a summer associate at the law firm Carr Allison in Birmingham, which specializes in representing business and the insurance industry.
  • Nadia DelMedico (MA 2021) is in the doctoral program in art history at the University of Minnesota, studying American art. The program is fully funded for all graduate students and DelMedico also was awarded a College of Liberal Arts Graduate Fellowship for her first year. In addition, DelMedico teaches survey of art history online for UA.
  • Olivia Janson (BA 2022, art history, minors in Italian and Medieval and Early Modern European Studies [MEMES]) is in the master’s program in art history with an assistantship at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. Her research is at the intersection of women and religion during the late Medieval and Early Modern period in Italy.
  • Ashleigh Junkin (MA 2022, art history) is a part-time instructor in art history at The University of Alabama.

    Rebecca Lowery, right, presenting her research at Harvard University.
  • Rebecca Lowery (MA summer 2022) is in the PhD program in the history of art and architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, with a full University fellowship. In March 2023, Lowery presented her research at the international Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies at Harvard University.
  • Lizzie Orlofsky (MA 2022, art history) serves as the digital history curator for the Alabama Department of Archives & History in Montgomery, the nation’s oldest publicly funded archives.

If you are a UA Art and Art History alum and have updates or new information, we would love to hear from you. Please email or contact one of your old professors and let us know!