Mimi Ginsberg is a doctoral candidate in twentieth-century European modernism with a minor concentration in Renaissance art under the direction of Prof. Steven Mansbach. Her route to the graduate program at the University of Maryland began with a B.A. in art history and studio art from Williams College and continued with graduate studies at Bryn Mawr College and the Center for the Study of Modern Art, a joint program of the University of Illinois and the Phillips Collection. An opportunity to co-author a monograph on the Russian-Jewish artist Abraham Manievich, published in March 2012, focused her interest in the art of the Russian avant-garde of the 1910s. Her dissertation, "The Revolution Before the Revolution: The Art Bureau of Nadezhda Dobychina," examines the first commercial art gallery in St. Petersburg, which operated from 1912 to 1919.
In the 2016-2017 academic year, Mimi's research is supported by the College of Arts and Humanities Mary Savage Snouffer Dissertation Fellowship. She was the recipient of the 2015-2016 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Graduate Fellowship in Art History as well as a 2015 Library Research Grant from the Getty Research Institute. She has presented papers at the New College Conference for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Feminist Art History Conference at American University and at the Jewish Museum in New York, where her research resulted in the re-attribution of a painting in the museum’s collection. In the summer of 2013, she wrote and narrated the video "Infinite Possibilities: Jesús Rafael Soto's Escritura Hurtado" for the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C. Mimi has been both an Instructor of Record and a Teaching Assistant for “Art and Society in the West from the Renaissance to the Present” and a TA for “Art and Society in the Modern American World.”