Rachel Korobkin

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Sixth Year
American Art and Architecture

Tess Korobkin is a doctoral candidate in Art History at Yale University, where she specializes in American art and visual culture, 1850-present.  She is currently a predoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, researching her dissertation entitled, “Sculptural Bodies of the Great Depression.” Recently, Korobkin has worked as a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art, graduate research assistant at the Yale Center for British Art and Wurtle Gallery Teacher at the Yale University Art Gallery. Before beginning graduate studies, she worked for four years in New York City as non-profit program director, teaching artist, and muralist serving youth in detention facilities, probation and drug treatment programs as well as public schools. Korobkin holds a BA in American Studies and Fine Arts from Yale.