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Mallory Nanny

Published January 15, 2017


Research Area: Contemporary Art
Advisor: Dr. Karen Bearor
Dissertation Title: “Framing Absence: Photographic Narratives of the Vietnam War”

Mallory Nanny is the recipient of the Luce/ACLS Ellen Holtzman Dissertation Fellowship in American Art for the 2020–21 academic year. She specializes in contemporary American photography with an interdisciplinary emphasis on transnational identity and memory studies. Her research investigates how artists represent, re-enact, and memorialize the Vietnam War in photo-based media from the late 1990s to the present.

Mallory completed her BA in Art History and Studio Art at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2010. She earned her first MA at Richmond the American International University in London in 2011, and her second MA at Florida State University in 2017. As a PhD student at Florida State University, Mallory received the Patricia Rose Teaching Fellowship (2017–20) and awards, including the I.N. Winbury Award (2018 and 2020), the Helen J. Beard Conference Grant (2019), and a Conference Presentation Support Grant from the Congress of Graduate Students (2019).