Graduate Student Profile

Caissie, Todd

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  • Department: Art History/CHAPS
  • MA Art History, Rutgers University
  • BA Ancient Archaeology, Hunter College
  • BA Psychology, Stony Brook University

Todd Caissie is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History and Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies. His dissertation examines issues of French identity and heritage through the lens of three Roman commemorative monuments in southern France. 

He received his M.A. in Art History from Rutgers and a B.A. in Classical Archaeology from Hunter College, as well as a B.A. in Psychology from Stony Brook University.

Additionally, Todd is a member of the Advisory Board of the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Co-Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the NB WWII Interment Camp Museum (Canada) and a member of the Freehold Township (NJ) Heritage Preservation Commission.  

His publications include a chapter titled, “The New Brunswick Internment Camp Museum: Preserving the History of Internment Camp B-70,” in the edited collection Civilian Internment in Canada: Histories and Legacies (March 2020 University of Manitoba Press)along with two chapters in forthcoming publications: "The Selective Nature of Historic Memory: Curating internment camp labor" in the edited collection Canadian Labor and the Carceral State (University of Manitoba Press); and "75 Years of Canadian WWII Internment Camp Site Heritage: A case study of Camp B-70 in New Brunswick" in British Internment and the Internment of Britons 1939-1945: Camps, History and Heritage (Routledge).