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Department of History of Art

  • PhD Research Title/Topic: I Have Nothing to Say and I’m Saying It: Silence, Withdrawal, and Refusal in Postwar American Art
  • Supervisor’s name: Dr. Amy Tobin


Jamie is the Sydney Ehrman Fellow and a King’s College and Cambridge Trust Scholar in the Department of History of Art at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Dr. Amy Tobin. Her PhD research focuses on silence as a political and aesthetic strategy as engaged by marginalized American artists from approximately 1960 to 1990.

Jamie earned her B.A. in History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley (2020, Highest Distinction in General Scholarship, Highest Honors in History of Art, departmental Valedictorian). She subsequently received her M.A. in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art (2021, High Distinction, with a dissertation on Howardena Pindell). She has previously held positions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and is currently a Research Assistant at Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge.


PhD student