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City University of New York (Graduate Center)
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Pre-revolutionary France, Colonial Peru, Colonialism, Colonial Fantasy, Book Illustration, Art History, Material Culture, Exoticism, Transatlantic contact, History of Science
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About Me

I am an art historian, focusing on eighteenth-century ‘colonial fantasy’, namely peruvienophilie, the French fascination with the Inca Empire prior to the 1789 Revolution. Currently, I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.

Through my research, I examine colonial relationships outside of the established political empires, focusing on histories of exoticism and difference, and the fictional narratives — both literary and visual — that emerged as allegorical critiques of eighteenth-century realities. My research is also greatly informed by the connections between eighteenth-century art and science.

Recent Publications

“Courtly Figures: Collecting Meissen and the Creation of National Identity in the Court of Augustus II and Beyond” Studies of Eighteenth-Century Culture, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2020

“An Eighteenth-Century Benin Brass and the Task of Decolonizing Art Institutions in the Classroom” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 61 (Summer 2020): online supplement

“Eduard Hildebrandt” and “Thomas Ender” in; Manthorne, Katherine (ed.). Traveler Artists: Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collections. New York: Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, 2015

“Crossing Oceans, Crossing Boundaries: a Transatlantic Reading o Matrimonio de don Martín García de Loyola con Ñusta Beatriz” Atlantic Millennium, Florida International University, 2014.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
France, Colonial Peru
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, Latin America, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
18th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Book History, Colonialism, Gender, Material Culture