Caitlin Masterson

Dissertation Title: Crafting Memory: Material Culture and Identity in Southern Monuments, 1861-1940

Advisor: Manca, Joseph P.

Caitlin Masterson is passionate about art and architecture's effect on social history, particularly between Europe and America. During her time at Rice, Caitlin has served as the Jameson Fellow at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens connected with Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Caitlin received her BA and MA degrees in Art History Criticism and Conservation from the University of Alabama. Recently published, her Master's thesis concerning the Battle House in Tuscaloosa, Alabama focuses on Greek Revival architecture and its role in race relations as well as its use as further justification for the institution of slavery during the Antebellum period.


2019 Brown Foundation Dissertation Research Award