Maeve HoganGraduate Student

I am a PhD candidate in design history. My research has focused on craft and domestic material culture as they relate to modernity, nostalgia, women’s work, and the formulation of identity. I work closely with the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. A group of understudied new tapestries and fiber art objects made in the 1950s and 1960s I located within the collection forms the jumping off point for my forthcoming dissertation.

I hold an MA in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center, and a BA in art history and studio art from Clark University. Before coming to UW–Madison, I was (among other things) a curatorial associate at the New-York Historical Society and a teaching assistant at the New York School of Interior Design.

Awards and Recognition

  • Jane Graff Textile Research Fellowship, 2020-21 and 2023-24
  • BGC Graduate Tuition Scholarship, 2020-21
  • Clark University Dean’s List, 2012-14
  • Sara Bickman Music and Arts Summer Internship Award, 2007-11
  • Steinbrecher Fellowship, 2009
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  • Design Studies

Degree Program

  • PhD Human Ecology: Design Studies


  • MA, Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, Bard Graduate Center
  • BA, Art History and Studio Art, Clark University