Karen Greenwalt is a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where her research focuses on contemporary Pakistani art. She has received several awards in support of her dissertation—Beyond the Nation: Rasheed Araeen, Bani Abidi, Hamra Abbas, and the Art of Migration—including the Dean’s Scholar Fellowship from UIC (2016–2017) and a junior fellowship from the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (2015). Greenwalt has worked at the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Contemporary Art and as a curatorial graduate assistant at UIC’s Gallery 400.
Katja Rivera is a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on 20th century Latin American and Latino/a art, particularly as it relates to issues of exile and migration. She is the recipient of a Getty Library Research Grant (2014) and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant for participation in the Summer Institute of Technical Art History (2014). Rivera is currently a research associate in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to that, she was a curatorial assistant at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.