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Natasha Ruiz-Gómez

Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Essex

Natasha Ruiz-Gómez specialises in nineteenth-century and modern art and visual culture, with a focus on France. She has published widely on the sculpture, drawings, and photographic collection of Auguste Rodin in journals, edited collections and exhibition catalogues, including in The Making of Rodin (Tate Modern, 2021). She is currently writing a book with the working title 'Against Nature: Rodin and Reproducibility'.

Ruiz-Gómez has also worked extensively on the intersection of art and medicine in France at the turn of the last century and has recently finished a book on the 'scientific artworks' of Dr Jean-Martin Charcot and the Salpetriere School.

Along with Dr Keren Hammerschlag of Australian National University, she is beginning a project on 'Global Anatomies' that aims to re-evaluate and decentre Western anatomical image-making traditions by bringing them into dialogue with different national, cultural and religious understandings of the inside of the human body.


  • 2016–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Essex
  • 2013–2015
    Lecturer, University of Essex
  • 2008–2012
    RCUK Fellow, University of Essex


  • 2006 
    University of Pennsylvania, PhD