Spring 2021 Office Hours
During Spring 2021, I will host virtual office hours on Zoom. Please email me for a link.
- Tuesdays 2-3pm
- Fridays 1-3pm
- & by appointment
My research focuses on the intersection of gender, representation, and power in early modern Europe. My first book, Picturing Marie Leszczinska (1703-1768): Representing Queenship in Eighteenth-Century France, was published in 2015. I analyze the portraits of Queen Marie Leszczinska, arguing that they were integral to Louis XV’s assertion of power and authority as monarch. I have also published on the representation of Queen Anne of Austria (1601-1666) and Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764), as well as on the artist, Marie-Éléonore Godefroid. I am currently working on multiple projects focusing on eighteenth-century portraiture, including portraits by Jean-Marc Nattier and the portrait of Dido Elizabeth Lindsay and her cousin, Lady Elizabeth Murray, inspiration for the film, Belle (2013, dir. Amma Asante).