I am a student in the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, offered in collaboration with the Clark Art Institute, where I am a curatorial intern. My research focuses on in the long-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in European art, looking at violence and space, with special interests in issues of connoisseurship, the market and the history of collecting.
As the daughter of an archaeologist, I grew up in field schools and playing in labs, piecing together fragments of pots in a tray and dusting dirt off broken clay pipe stems. My love of material culture dates back to these child hood experiences on digs, while my love of period rooms originates in summer camps at historical societies and museums. I formally fell in love with art history during my first class as a sophomore in high school.
I moved to Berlin as an au pair four days after graduating from high school as what started out as a gap year, and turned into my home for five years. While there, I taught English in pre- and grade schools, got schooled myself in music on dance floors across the city, and roamed through museums and galleries across Europe.
At Williams and the Clark, I have become particularly interested in the spread of culture and ideas across Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, power dymanics, and violence. I am particularly interested in eighteenth-century Denmark.