Lita Tirak

Ph.D.

Email : [[e|ltirak]]

Education

B.A., Art Studio, Mercyhurst College 

Additional Academic Institutions Attended: 
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Animation and Cinema 
Carlow College, Art Education 
Richmond University of London, European Art and Architecture 

Publications

Lita Tirak, “Face to Face” Image, Vol. 43, No. 2, Autumn 2005. 

Contributed Research to the Following Publications: 
Imagining Paradise: The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at George Eastman House(2008) 
Young America: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth and Hawes (2005) 

Background

Lita is a second-year MA/PhD student interested in 19th century Visual Culture, with emphasis on prints and photographs. The illustrated serial publication Science in Story: Sammy Tubbs the Boy Doctor and Sponsie the Troublesome Monkey (1874) is the focus of her Masters thesis, which presents an analysis of American grotesques. 

Previously, Lita worked at George Eastman House: International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, New York as a researcher for seven years.  She attained experience in the performance of antiquated process photography, archival management, and fundraising.