Fine Arts Doctoral Students - Art Major
GREG DELAPAIX – My interest is in analogous elements, structural interstices and connections between visual art and music. I am also interested in emerging technologies, shamanism (especially with regard to creativity), geography, and non-human interventions in human history. Outside my main areas of research, creative visual and musical work varies between traditional and digital. Click here for CV. Click here for website.
JEANNE HAGGARD – Jeanne Haggard is a third year Ph.D. student, concentrating on arts administration and museum studies. Her dissertation research will be focused on an internship in a non-profit arts organization. She came to the program after working in the non-profit world, and at a small private liberal arts university.
YUAN-TA HSU – Yuan-Ta Hsu is a second year Ph.D. student from Taiwan. Before he entered in Texas Tech University, he was an contemporary art critic and an university lecturer in Taiwan. His dissertation will focus on the nostalgia in Taiwan contemporary photography.
LINA KATTAN – I am in the second year of the doctoral program. Originally, I am from Saudi Arabia. I was a Lecturer at King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, KSA, and now I am on a scholarship from my government to pursue my PhD studies at Texas Tech University. My major is contemporary painting. Currently, I am interested in doing research on the female representation in the Arabian arts, and the misrepresentation of the Arabian women in the media.
SARA PESO WHITE – Sara, from Lubbock, is in her second year in the program. Her research focuses on critical analyses of Native American representation and their respective art histories. She has received the American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship during the past four years for which she receives $1,000 each semester. In March she will be presenting two papers at The Advancement of Women in Higher Education Conference at Texas Tech. One paper is titled “White Painted Woman as Creator of Apache Warrior Women. The other titled “Genderland” discusses the interdisciplinary art performance exhibition organized by her and presented at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in fall 2006, which included community artists, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.