Clarissa Ceglio

Profile: My scholarship, which engages museum history, material culture and visual studies, has its roots in my earlier career as a writer and editor in the public humanities and medical fields. Through this work I became interested in how objects function as cultural capital, particularly within the space of the museum. My dissertation examines domestic and international activities undertaken by U.S. museums during World War II and its immediate aftermath. A central methodological goal is to better understand museum exhibition practices as a complex ideological and spatial technology that employs a range of visual, material, somatic, phonic, and affective stimuli in order to convey meaning.

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