Graduate Teaching


Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art
Photograph of some of the authors of essays in Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art: Michele Cohen, Gail Levin, Elsie Heung, and Stephanie Hackett. The latter two were students in Professor Levin’s 2010 seminar on Theresa Bernstein at the Graduate Center.


Graduate Advisement


Suzaan Boettger wrote her dissertation on Earthworks and has published the book Earthworks: Art and the Landscape of the 60s (University of California Press), as well as essays in periodicals, anthologies and exhibition catalogs. She is on the faculty of Bergen Community College in New Jersey.

Doctoral Advising

Kathy Doyle wrote her dissertation on John Flanagan.

Tetsuya's commencement 1 (May 28, 2009)

Tetsuya Oshima of Nagoya, Japan

Wrote his Dissertation on Jackson Pollock. Photo taken at his Graduation Ceremony on May 28, 2009. He served as the curator of Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art in Nagoya, Japan, and organized the largest exhibition of Jackson Pollock’s work ever in Japan during 2011-12. At present, he teaches art history at Hiroshima University. Some of his articles in English include:

—— “Polyphony of Forms: The Painting of Jackson Pollock” and “Jackson Pollock and the Gutai Art Association.” In Jackson Pollock: A Centennial Retrospective. Ed. Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art et al. Exh. cat. Tokyo: Yomiuri Shimbun, 2011.

—— “Matisse’s Jazz / papiers découpés and Jackson Pollock.” In Ils ont regardé Matisse: Une réception abstraite, États-Unis / Europe, 1948-1968. Ed. Éric de Chassey and Émilie Ovaere. Exh. cat. Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France: Musée départemental Matisse, 2009.

—— “‘Dear Mr. Jackson Pollock’: A Letter from Gutai.” In “Under Each Other’s Spell”: Gutai and New York. By Ming Tiampo, Tetsuya Oshima, and David Kaplan. Exh. cat. Stony Brook, N.Y.: Stony Brook Foundation, 2009.



Elsie Heung, completed her Dissertation on images of women’s suffrage in the Fine Arts.



Graduate course on American art of the 1960s


Fulbright Advisement


 minsun joo


From 2013 to 2014, I studied in Graduate Center, City University of
New York as Fullbright Visiting Researcher with professor Gail Levin.
My research area is early 20th-century American art, especially the
art and industrial design of interwar period, the machine age. I think
during this critical period, America endeavored to establish their
identity and define the modern. In addition, I’m also interested in
examining the ways in which the public has received new modern
culture, the “machine”. Thus I expanded my research by investigating
how major museum’s exhibitions and world fairs have served in forming
public opinions during the period. New York was really perfect place
for my research and based on research in here I hope to finish my Ph.D dissertation in Korea. Also professor Gail Levin always gave me a
lot of help with warm encouragement, my Fulbright year with her would
be one of my precious memories.



He came to do dissertation research on Edward Hopper. He has since published “The Virtual Hopper: paint between dissemination and desire,” in the oxford art journal (2014).