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- Art history, visual culture, art and medicine, visual and material culture of science and medicine, medical humanities, modernist painting, cubism, skin and surface, gender, race, history of syphilis, nineteenth-century France, and French empire.
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- About Me
Kathleen Pierce received her Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University in May 2019. Her research explores intersections of art and medicine in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century French Empire. From 2018-2019, Kathleen holds an Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship. She was previously a Graduate Fellow at the Center for Cultural Analysis, an interdisciplinary research center at Rutgers University, under the annual theme of the Medical Humanities. She has also held a short-term fellowship at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University. Her writing has appeared in venues such as Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Medical History, and Nursing Clio.
- Recent Publications
“Photograph as Skin, Skin as Wax: Indexicality and the Visualisation of Syphilis in Fin-de-Siècle France,” Medical History 64 no. 1 (2020), http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/mdh.2019.79.
“Scarified Skin and Simian Symptoms: Experimental Medicine and Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon,” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 17 no. 2 (2018), https://doi.org/10.29411/ncaw.2018.17.2.7.
Reviews and other writing:
“Using (or Losing) the Art History Textbook: SECAC Conference Panel Review,” Art History Teaching Resources Weekly, http://arthistoryteachingresources.org/2019/12/using-or-losing-the-art-history-textbook-secac-conference-panel-review/.
“Exhibition Review: Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis, Nursing Clio, 2019, https://nursingclio.org/2019/07/10/exhibition-review-germ-city-microbes-and-the-metropolis/.
“An Interview with the Material Collective,” Rutgers Art Review, vol. 33/34, 2018, https://rar.rutgers.edu/an-interview-with-the-material-collective/.
“Are Our Genes Really Our Fate? DNA’s Visual Culture and the Construction of Genetic Truth,” Nursing Clio, 2018, https://nursingclio.org/2018/04/24/are-our-genes-really-our-fate-dnas-visual-culture-and-the-construction-of-genetic-truth/.
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- French Empire
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- 19th century, Modern, 20th century
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- Art & Architectural History, Colonialism, Family, Gender, Material Culture, Medicine, Pedagogy, Race, Science, Sexuality