Jennifer Stettler Parsons
B.A. Art History, University of Delaware, 2006
Jenny is a third-year doctoral candidate studying American and European modern art with Professor Elizabeth Hutton Turner. Her research interests include the development of modernism in America, visual and material culture, interdisciplinary exchange, transatlantic dialogue, and regional consciousness. She is currently engaged in the research and writing of her dissertation, entitled "From The Wake of the Ferry: John Sloan's Early Work in Philadelphia and New York, 1888-1907." She presented a portion of this research at the 2012 SECAC conference in Durham, North Carolina.
Before coming to UVa, Jenny worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she held several positions including a research assistantship for the Calders on the Parkway program. Jenny has also held curatorial internships at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and at The Phillips Collection. At UVa she was a teaching assistant for Art Since 1945 and Art History II. She continues to serve as a graduate research assistant for Professor Turner.
Jenny was recently awarded the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize for her essay, "Absence and Presence: Arthur Dove's Paintings 'From the Radio.'" It will be published online later this year.