Mya Dosch

Adjunct Lecturer

Mya Dosch is a PhD Candidate in art history at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and the recipient of a Beinecke Fellowship for Graduate Study in the Humanities. Her scholarly work focuses on memorial practices and public art across the Americas. Her dissertation considers artistic and architectural commemorations of the 1968 student movement in Mexico City, from monumental sculptures to ephemeral, embodied interventions. In addition to her work on Mexican art, Dosch has also published and lectured on Holocaust memorials in the US, protest aesthetics, and the renovation of political prisons.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

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  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.