Area of Study: 19th and early-20th Century European Art
Lauren Caskey is a second-year PhD candidate studying nineteenth and early twentieth-century European art—particularly French art between 1830-1930. Her research concerns issues of race, class, and sexuality, with recent work focusing on representations of the female Black body in Orientalist, Primitivist, and Modernist Art. Lauren has written on artists such as Alphonse Mucha, Jean-Léon Gérôme, and Frédéric Bazille. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Lauren worked as Curatorial Assistant and Print Room manager at the Saint Louis Art Museum.