Pierce, Kathleen

Kathleen Pierce is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History. She currently holds a Graduate Fellowship at the Rutgers Center for Cultural Analysis Seminar in the Medical Humanities. Her dissertation, titled "Surface Tension: Skin, Disease, and Visuality in Third Republic France," examines a broad range of objects—from dermatological illustrations and wax-cast moulages, to public health posters and vanguard painting—to understand relationships between the surface of the modern body and the surface in modern painting in fin-de-siècle France and its colonies.