Emilia Mickevicius is a PhD 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 in representation, contemporary directorial and tableau photographs, and art theory and criticism. 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 also interned at the Art Institute of Chicago in the departments of Prints & Drawings and Photography, and hopes to pursue a career that involves both curating and teaching.