Marie ‘s area of scholarship is the 20th– century Russian painter Kazimir Malevich and the approximately 40 works included in Malevich’s 1929 Moscow exhibition. Marie is examining the images within the paintings, the political climate of Russia in 1929 and Malevich’s artistic reactions to the emerging totalitarianism in the time of Stalin.
She describes her Bryn Mawr experience as intellectually rewarding. She values the quality of her well-respected graduate program, the student-focused environment, the interdisciplinary faculty support and the opportunity to pursue her own, personally-designed path of scholarship.
Marie is one of four Bryn Mawr graduate students to receive the prestigious Mrs. Giles Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities this year. The Whiting Fellowships support students in the last stages of completing their Ph.D.s and are available only to students at the University of Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale…and Bryn Mawr. What good company!