Graduate Students

Boyle, Brigid

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Brigid 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 African soldiers, entertainers, laborers, 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.