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Last Name
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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France, Nineteenth Century, Cemeteries, Funerary Monuments, Material Culture, Visual Culture, American Funerary History, Art History, Digital Humanities, Data-Driven Humanities
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About Me

Kaylee P. Alexander (she/her) holds a Ph.D. in Art History and Visual Culture from Duke University. She was named an Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies in 2022, and she is currently an Assistant Research Data Librarian in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. Her research interests include nineteenth-century visual and material culture, the cultural economics of death and burial, and data-driven humanities research. She currently serves on the board of the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art and is an editorial board member for the Collective for Radical Death Studies.  Her research has appeared in Early Popular Visual Culture and has been featured on the French History Podcast; her first monograph, A Data-Driven Analysis of Cemeteries and Social Reform in Paris, 1804–1924 is forthcoming with Routledge’s Research in Art History series.

Recent Publications


A Data-Driven Analysis of Cemeteries and Social Reform in Paris, 1804–1924. New York: Routledge, 2024.


(with Anne-Sophie V. Radermecker). “Towards Transdisciplinarity: Current and Future Perspectives on Art Markets Studies / Auf dem Weg zur Transdisziplinarität: Aktuelle und zukünftige Perspektiven auf die Kunstmarktforschung.” sediment 32 (2023): 12–33.

Marbriers de Paris. The popular market for funerary monuments in nineteenth-century Paris.” Early Popular Visual Culture (2020).

(with Hans J. van Miegroet and Fiene Leunissen). “Imperfect Data, Art Markets and Internet Research.” Arts 8, no. 3 (2019): 76.

“Père-Lachaise in 1815: A New Method in the Study of Ephemeral Funerary Monuments.” In Monumental Troubles: Rethinking What Monuments Mean Today, edited by Erika Doss and Cheryl Snay, 16–28. Notre Dame, IN: Midwest Art History Society and the Snite Museum of Art, 2018 (e-publication).

Descent From the Cross: James Ensor’s Portrait of the Symbolist Artist.” Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture 10 (2017).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
US, France
Expertise by Geography
France, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Computational, Libraries & Archives, Material Culture, Public History, Religion, Urban History