Hanne Graversen


Hanne Graversen is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on the relationship between postwar art and the built environment. In her dissertation project, she explores the ways in which artists engaged with the construction of the U.S. Interstate Highway System across a range of media and sites. An advertising strategist turned art historian, she holds a BA in French and an MA in Film Studies from University College London, as well as an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby's Institute of Art, London and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History from The University of Chicago. She is a fellow of the trans-disciplinary consortium Field Trip / Field Notes / Field Guide Field (2017/18), and the recipient of the UChicago Urban Network Doctoral Fellowship (2015/16), the Schiff Foundation Fellowship for Critical Architectural Writing (2016), and the Mellon Sawyer Seminar “Urban Art and Urban Form” Graduate Fellowship (2017/18).