Maggie Hire is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Art & Archaeology, specializing in modern and contemporary art. Her research focuses on Central and Eastern Europe, with an emphasis on 20th-century art of Germany and Poland.
Hire received a B.A. in the history of art and architecture and German studies from Brown University and an M.A. in the humanities program at the University of Chicago. She has held positions with various museums and institutions including The Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Frick Collection, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Phillips Auctioneers, Garth Greenan Gallery and, most recently, The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. She is the recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award, Berlin, Germany (2016) and a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship to pursue study of the Polish Language at the University of Chicago (2019).