In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.



Current students

Camille Shamble

BA, History of Art and Architecture and French Literature, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2003
MA, Architecture, University of Oregon, 2008
PhD student
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Camille is a doctoral student in the History of Art and Architecture and a licensed architect. Her research focuses on twentieth-century American architecture and landscape with specific interests in public health and education, constructions of childhood, and gender and race issues. Her dissertation, "Growing Children Out of Doors: California's Open Air Schools and Children's Health, 1907-1917," examines the relationship between landscape architecture and building design in the development of open-air schools, considering how the integration of educational facilities into the landscape simultaneously reflected and shaped Progressive Era reforms related to children's health and welfare.

Camille is currently a Junior Fellow in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library in Washington, D.C. Previously, Camille held the position of Sara Shallenberger Brown Doctoral Fellow and Environmental Scholar at Brown College. Her work has also been supported by an E. Peter Mauk, Jr./Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. Fellowship at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA; an Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Summer Research Grant from UVA; and a fellowship with Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures. She has also served as co-chair of the UVA Art History Graduate Association.

Camille has taught seminars and design studios on education and healthcare architecture, community history and preservation, and sustainable design. She received the McIntire Department of Art's Award for Outstanding Service as a Teaching Assistant for 2011-2012 and has served as a teaching assistant for the History of Architecture series and Art Since 1945.

She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon and is a LEED accredited and NCARB certified professional.