Charmaine’s vehicle to showcase the academic research of her brilliant students.
from Latin chrӯsallis, from Greek khrusallis
- the obtect pupa of a moth or butterfly
- anything in the process of developing
CHRYSALIS is Charmaine’s vehicle to showcase the most innovative, rigorous, and sophisticated research produced by students within the context of her university Art History courses.
Teaching gave Charmaine a front row seat to observe that undergraduate students were more than capable of producing exceptional research on par with that of graduate students, and at times, even professional academics. Disappointed that the majority of these students were faced with a negligible audience (if any) for their incredible work, with the help of her MA Art History student Anna T. January, Charmaine came up with the idea to provide another platform for their research dissemination.
CHRYSALIS is that platform!
The goal of CHRYSALIS is transformation: to publish scholarship that seeks answers to exciting new questions, to encourage students to undertake primary research, and to open the discipline of Art History in ways that make it more welcoming to a diverse population of students and readers.