Prof. Kathleen James-Chakaraborty Awarded Prestigious Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowship

Posted 11 February 2021
 
 

Congratulations to Prof. Kathleen James-Chakaraborty, who is the recipient of an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowship for 2021-2022 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.  Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any geographic area and of any period.

Prof. James-Chakraborty's research project will focus on expanding the ways in which the impact of women upon the history of modern American architecture can be understood by including women who edited journals, ran design businesses, and developed real estate, as well as how they gained authority from experiences abroad.

Speaking about the appointment, Prof. James-Chakraborty said: “I am delighted to be returning to the National Gallery, where I worked selling postcards in the summer that the East Building opened. I look forward as well to having access to the Library of Congress and to the archives related to my project that are located in and close to Washington, as well as to the conversations with the rest of the community of art historians who will be at CASVA with me.”