Emilia Mickevicius is a doctoral candidate in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University, where she studies the history and theory of photography and modern and contemporary art. Her research interests include the legacy of the 1975 George Eastman House exhibition New Topographics, reception theory, landscape, theories of modernism, and topics of attention, perception, psychology, and phenomenology in art. Her MA qualifying paper examined issues of reception and beholding in Robert Adams's 1974 book, The New West. In 2011 she received her B.A. in Art History and a minor in Visual Art from the University of Chicago, where she wrote her senior thesis on the modernist American photographer Paul Strand and his work in Mexico in the 1930s. Emmy has held positions at the RISD Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago in the departments of Prints & Drawings and Photography, the University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center, and the University of Chicago Visual Resources Center in the Department of Art History. She intends to pursue a career that combines curating and teaching.