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Sophia Maldonado is a second-year Ph.D. student in Art History and Visual Studies. Working with Professor Paul Jaskot, her research examines the visual culture of euthanasia and eugenics in National Socialist Germany during the 1930s and 1940s. She currently serves as the department's Graduate Student Association co-chair and Project Vox’s project manager for the 2023-2024 academic year.

In 2022, she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Classics and Art History and a minor in Museum Studies from the University of Mary Washington. Her honors thesis in Art History examined the representations of atypical physiognomy in the self-portraits of Viennese artist Egon Schiele. For her honors thesis in Classics, she wrote about the relationship between the weaponization of the Greco-Roman tradition in Arno Breker's sculptures and the practice of eugenics in Nazi Germany.

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