Mr. Joshua Brown, Executive Director, American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, The Graduate Center, CUNY: The visual culture of the American Civil War.
Ms. Sharon E. J. Gerstel, Professor of Byzantine Art and Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles: The devotional life and setting of the late Byzantine peasant.
Mr. Alan Govenar, President, Documentary Arts, Inc.: The folk art of community photography.
Mr. Bernard L. Herman, George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Troublesome things in the borderlands of contemporary art.
Mr. Gregory P. A. Levine, Associate Professor of the Art and Architecture of Japan and Buddhist Visual Cultures, University of California, Berkeley: Buddha heads as sculptural fragments in devotional and modern-contemporary imaginations.
Ms. Maggie Nelson, Faculty Member, School of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts: Contemporary uses and abuses of cruelty in art, literature, and media.
Mr. Jed Perl, Writer, New York City; Art Critic, The New Republic: A biography of Alexander Calder.
Ms. Elizabeth Sears, George H. Forsyth Jr. Collegiate Professor of History of Art, University of Michigan: Warburg Circles: towards a cultural-historical history of art, 1929-64.
Ms. Mary D. Sheriff, W. R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Picturing the allure of conquest in 18th-century France.