Megan Mastroianni is in her fifth year in the Ph.D. program as a USC Dornsife Doctoral Fellow. Her dissertation, tentatively titled “The Spaces in Between: the Artists’ Magazine and its Reader in West Germany,” explores the ways in which the artists’ magazine functioned to alert its reader to his or her subjective role as maker of meaning, mapping the political significance of such an experience in postwar West Germany. With Interfunktionen (1968-1975) as case study, a West German periodical that published the work of American performance, land and conceptual artists, Megan rethinks American art of the 1960s and 70s through the lens of its reception in West Germany. Megan has been the recipient of language study, travel and research grants from DAAD and USC Dornsife. She co-organized the 2012 symposium, “Art and the Mind: Neuroaesthetics, Phenomenology and the Experience of Vision," and has presented her work at the German Studies Association (2012) and at the University of California, Los Angeles (2013). Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at USC Dornsife, Megan worked in the modern art department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she contributed to such projects as the 2008 reinstallation of the museum's collection of modern art and the 2009-10 exhibition, "Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures." She was a contributor to the recent LACMA publication, Envisioning Modernism: The Janice and Henri Lazarof Collection (2012). Megan received her bachelor’s and master's degrees in Art History from USC Dornsife in 2006 and 2011, respectively.