Allison Morehead specializes in modern French, German, and Scandinavian art, visual, and material culture, emphasizing intersections with the psy-sciences and relays between modernism and the medicalization of life. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including those from the Whiting, Kress, Rhoades, and Brocher Foundations, King's College, Cambridge, the Social Science Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
She leads the international and transdisciplinary research group, Edvard Munch, Modernism, and Medicine, and is working on a monograph entitled Gambling and the Modern Imaginary, both of which are funded by Insight Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Her book Nature’s Experiments and the Search for Symbolist Form, which was published by Penn State University Press in 2017, considers symbolist practice in light of French scientific and philosophical currents. She has collaborated and consulted on a number of exhibitions internationally, and was co-editor of the catalogue accompanying Cléopâtre dans le miroir de l’art occidental, held at the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève in 2004.