Claire Dillon graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude in 2014 with a degree in Art History and a minor in Italian. With support from the Mellon Mays Program, Claire studied abroad in Bologna, Italy, and Havana, Cuba, to pursue her interests in the art of the early Middle Ages and late 20th century. Her final research project, which received the J. Carson Webster Prize for Distinguished Honors Thesis, focused on issues of identity negation, negotiation, and solidarity in reinterpretations of work by artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres. After graduating, Claire worked as the editorial assistant for the CAA publication "Art Journal" and as the Director of Education and Outreach for ART WORKS Projects. She also supported indigenous youth from Rapa Nui (Easter Island) as an intern for Terevaka Archaeological Outreach. A recipient of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, she is currently pursuing an M.A. in Medieval Language, Literature and Culture at Trinity College Dublin. Following her year at Trinity, Claire plans to complete a doctoral program in Art History.