AMAR C. BAKSHI
Amar C. Bakshi is a third-year JD candidate at Yale Law School and the founder of Shared__Studios, an arts collective dedicated to carving wormholes through the world. Previously, Amar worked as a global correspondent for The Washington Post, reporting from a dozen countries on how the world sees America. He also worked as Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and as World Producer at CNN.com. Amar graduated from Harvard University as the first joint major in Social Studies and Visual and Environmental Studies and received a Masters in International Affairs and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a Truman Scholar and Soros Fellow and has given numerous lectures from the University of Chicago to UCLA. He has also appeared on media outlets including NPR, BBC and CNN.
Erin Baldwin is a first-year JD candidate at Yale Law School. She recently graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Political Science, History of Art, and Spanish. Erin is interested in researching how art and law interact in the realm of cultural property, specifically how international law and politics influence attitudes toward the ownership of art as cultural heritage. The movement and destruction of art during conflict and the issues arising out of its repatriation are of particular interest.
CORDELIA DE BROSSES
Cordelia de Brosses is an undergraduate at Yale University majoring in History of Art. Last spring, she organized a talk with a visiting law teacher from Columbia University on the legal limits to artistic creation, worked as the assistant of the Chief Curator at the Musée Guimet in Paris, Pierre Baptiste, for the exhibition, “The Take off of the dragon,” and has given two drawings for an exhibition in the House of Architects of Paris, Place des Vosges. This fall, Cordelia has been appointed curator of an exhibition featuring Marc Riboud’s unseen pictures from Alaska and Cuba, and is currently working on Renaissance art exhibitions projects with Laurence Kanter, European Art curator at the Yale University Art Gallery.
DAVID E. BRUIN
David E. Bruin is a dramaturg and a managing editor of Theater magazine. Select dramaturgy credits include The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Yale Rep, upcoming), Bird Fire Fly (Yale School of Drama), and Handbook for an American Revolutionary (Gym at Judson). Recently, he served as the 2014 Summer Research Assistant at Sustain Arts, a project of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. David holds a BA in Philosophy and Theater Arts from Boston College and is currently an MFA candidate in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale School of Drama.
Jennifer Carr is originally from Washington, DC, and has lived variously in Cannes, Berkeley, Paris, and New Haven, where she is a second-year PhD candidate in Yale University's French Department. Her interests include 20th century and contemporary French literature, translation theory and practice, and Francophone North Africa. This summer, she will be completing a fellowship in Paris, where she will work around a group of authors known as the Oulipo, whose stated purpose is to explore the potential of constrained writing.
Marisa Choy is a second-year JD/MBA candidate at Yale Law School and Yale School of Management. She earned a BS and MS in Engineering from Stanford University and worked in consulting and finance prior to law school. Last spring she led a reading group on Art & Cultural Property Law featuring speakers from the New York Met, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Lincoln Center. Areas of interest include art history, performing arts, and urban design.
Noah Gentele, who received his BS from Yale, is now a PhD candidate in Yale's History Department, where he studies European cultural and intellectual history, French art and literature, and Napoleon's empire. He is currently writing about the paintings of French Neoclassicist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and on Winston Churchill's idea of Napoleon's legacy to European history. His work has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Lewis Walpole Library, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, among other entities.
Lucy Hunter is a second-year PhD candidate in the History of Art at Yale University. She co-directs Where, an experimental gallery in Brooklyn that has been featured in ArtForum, The New Yorker, and ArtReview. Her written work has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Interventions, and Periscope. Lucy graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College in 2012, where she received the Ethel Stone Lefrak prize for excellence in the arts and the Virginia B. Wright Art History Prize.
Kathryn Mammel is a third-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School. As an undergraduate at Dartmouth College (A.B. 2011), Kathryn developed a keen interest in cultural heritage law and the overlap of art and law more generally while studying classical archaeology, excavating in the ancient marketplace of Athens, and traveling broadly in Greece. As an intern at the Supreme Court of the United States (where she later returned as a full-time employee before law school), Kathryn had the great pleasure of working at the intersection of the fields of art and law in the Office of the Curator, which preserves and exhibits the art and historical artifacts of the Supreme Court and its justices. In Summer 2014, Kathryn worked on the valiant (if unsuccessful) opposition to the Corcoran Museum cy pres petition on behalf of students, faculty and staff of the Corcoran Museum as a summer associate in the D.C. office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, where she will return after graduation as a full-time associate.
Leah Motzkin is a junior American Studies major at Yale University concentrating on the artistic expression of immigrant groups. For her thesis, she intends to study performance art around the US/Mexico border and border crossing in order to explore identity created partially by immigration policy. She is a gallery guide at the Yale University Art Gallery, leading tours exploring cultural hybridity within individual objects. She spent the past summer working at Fox Sports in production and on a documentary about Stephen Spielberg. She also works as a performer and researcher in the Canine Cognition Center at Yale.
Alexandra Perloff-Giles is a JD candidate at Yale Law School. She earned a BA in History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, where she wrote her thesis under the supervision of Benjamin Buchloh and her MA in Contemporary Art and Its Exhibition at the Sorbonne. Before law school, she was the director of Prépa US Studies at the American University of Paris and organized art exhibitions as a member of the Cartel de Kunst curatorial collective. She has also worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the International Council of Museums, the Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, and Immanence (an artist-run exhibition space), and has contributed to a variety of publications including Artforum.com. She is interested in intersections of law and the visual arts.
Ria Roberts is a designer based in New Haven, CT, currently completing her MFA at Yale University. She is founder of Medium Cool, a design fair in Chicago. In January of 2014, she founded Leisure Press, an imprint dedicated to critical investigation of what is produced and consumed during free time. She has worked with The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Yale University Art Gallery, The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, and Summer Forum, among others.
Caroline Sydney is a junior humanities major at Yale University studying patterns, repetition, the set and the serial. She is currently the Prints and Drawings Nancy Horton Bartels Scholar at the Yale University Art Gallery assisting with the 2016 exhibition, Italy in the Age of the Grand Tour: Masterworks from the Arthur Ross Foundation, and worked on the 2014 exhibition, Other Primary Structures, as a Blanksteen Fellow at the Jewish Museum. She is an associate editor at The New Journal and leads tours at the Yale University Art Gallery on both metal and math
Richard Tao is currently a third-year student at Yale Law School. Originally from Detroit, Michigan and a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, his interests lie at the intersection of government and finance. Among his public sector experiences include stints at the Detroit Mayor's Office, the Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Simultaneously, he has also spent time at McKinsey & Co. and Goldman Sachs, in addition to having worked throughout law school at an investment management firm based in NY with $2bn in assets under management.