Brigid M. Boyle is a PhD Candidate specializing in the art and visual culture of nineteenth-century France. Her dissertation, “Visions of Black Masculinity: Jean-Léon Gérôme and the Orientalist Imaginary,” examines Gérôme’s representations of Black soldiers, street musicians, workers, and eunuchs in relation to historical constructions of race and gender. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, she held curatorial positions at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Snite Museum of Art, and participated in excavations in Mursi, Albania. Her article, "Athleticism and the New Woman: Lawn Tennis at the Staten Island Ladies' Club," was recently published in Winterthur Portfolio. She currently serves as Bloch Family Foundation Doctoral Fellow at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.