SIERRA ROONEY is a PhD candidate at Stony Brook University, specializing in public art and commemorative practices in the United States. Her dissertation examines the growing corpus of monuments dedicated to American women since 1980. Her writing has appeared in Public Art Dialogue journal, the International Sculpture Center Press publication, Artists Reclaim the Commons: New Works/ New Territories / New Publics and the forthcoming anthology Museums and Public Art. She is currently the editorial assistant for Public Art Dialogue. Prior to joining Stony Brook’s graduate program, she received MA in Art History from The City College of New York, CUNY. She has been a recipient of the United States Capitol Fellowship; the Graduate Council Fellowship (Stony Brook University); and the Connor Fellowship (CUNY).