Olivia Sims

Olivia Sims

Graduate Teaching Assistant


  • BA, Jacksonville State University


Olivia Sims is a graduate student in art history and has an assistantship. Her area of concentration is 19th-century Europe, specifically female art circles in England. Sims is in Track 2 of the MA program and is working toward the certificate in museum studies. She has been a student assistant at the Paul R. Jones Museum, a research assistant for the digital art history database Global Makers, and an archival research project member of AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research, & Exhibitions). In 2022-23, she is president of the UA Society of Art History Students, also known as “The Guild,” where she previously served as graduate student representative (or Il Vecchio). She has been a Graduate Council Fellow and was awarded Joseph S. and Carolyn Bolt Endowed Scholarship in Art History at UA. Olivia Sims received the BA summa cum laude in studio art and a minor in art history from Jacksonville State University.

Recent Presentations

“Bound to Bodichon: Prominent Female Networks Found in ‘Effects of Tight Lacing,’” SECAC 2022, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland

“Bound to Bodichon: Prominent Female Networks Found in ‘Effects of Tight Lacing,’” 27th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History, University of Alabama at Birmingham

“A Socio-Feminist Approach to Emily Mary Osborn’s ‘Nameless and Friendless,’” SECAC 2020, online, hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University