Lauren Jimerson studies late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century art in Europe and North America, with a focus on the body, gender, female artists, and connections between art and literature. Her dissertation, “Defying Gender–Redefining the Nude: Female Artists and the Body in Early 20th century Paris,” concentrates on the artists, Émilie Charmy, Suzanne Valadon, and Marie Vassilieff. She received a Fulbright Scholarship to France in 2015 and is currently completing her dissertation in Paris with support from a Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
Lauren graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Art History and French from Cornell University in 2007 and received an M.A. with distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2011. She has published articles in Woman’s Art Journal, The Conversation, and has spoken about female artists on the French TV channel, France 24.
Todd Caissie is Ph.D. candidate in Art History and Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies. He received a B.A. in Classical Archaeology from Hunter College and a B.A. in Psychology from Stony Brook University. His dissertation examines negotiations of Gallic and Roman Heritage through Roman commemorative monuments in southern France. He is interested in the art history and archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean. Todd is also on the Board of Directors for the NB Interment Camp Museum and co-author of a chapter, “The New Brunswick Internment Camp Museum: Preserving the History of Internment Camp B-70,” in the forthcoming (2018) book “Civilian Internment in Canada: Histories and Legacies.”