Student Research Assistant Roundtable

Colby students who served as research assistants for the Lunder Institute for American Art in 2019–20 share their experiences working for the Institute’s inaugural cohort of Research Fellows.

Jessamine Batario, Lunder Institute Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for Artistic and Scholarly Engagement and Programs, moderates the discussion with Carter Wynne ’20, Katie Herzig ’20, Jane MacKerron ’20, and Olivia Hochstadt ’21.

The Lunder Institute launched its Research Fellows Program in September 2019. The program appoints a Distinguished Scholar and supports a group of fellows at varying stages of their careers to pursue original scholarship around a theme or topic of particular concern to the field of American art. A signature feature of the program is that each Research Fellow incorporates an artwork at the Colby Museum into their current research.

Led by Tanya Sheehan, the inaugural 2019–20 Research Fellows Program focused on Art by African Americans, including work on loan from the Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection. Watch the Symposium here.