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Lauren Jimerson

PhD Candidate in Art History, Rutgers University

Lauren Jimerson is an art historian with a specialization in late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century French and American art. She received a Fulbright Scholarship to France for 2015-2016 and is currently conducting research in Paris.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Art History and French from Cornell University in 2007. She received an MA with distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2011. She has taught art history courses at Rutgers University and at the College of Staten Island-CUNY.

Her dissertation, “Defying Gender–Redefining the Nude: Female Artists and the Body in Early 20th c Paris,” focuses on the artists, Émilie Charmy, Suzanne Valadon, and Marie Vassilieff. This project will not only bring three unrecognized artists to light, but will address larger historical and socio-historical issues concerning gender, race, and sexuality.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Rutgers University


Fulbright Fellowship, Mellon Foundation Summer Research Grant 2013 & 2014