Kaylee P. Alexander is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University, where she is also a research assistant with the Duke Art, Law & Markets Initiative (DALMI). She specializes in nineteenth-century French visual culture and the material culture of death & dying in Western society. Under the supervision of Professor Neil McWilliam, Kaylee is currently conducting research for her dissertation, tentatively titled “Sépultures (non)remarquables: The Production of Parisian Funerary Monuments, 1804–1924.”
Kaylee received a B.A. in Art History cum laude from New York University in 2013, and an M.A. in the History of Art and Architecture from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU in 2015. She also holds a certificate in Appraisal Studies for Fine & Decorative Arts from NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Her research interests include: modern European and American art; nineteenth-century French visual culture; French and American funerary history; the material culture of death & dying; commemorative monuments; cultural and collective memory; the cultural economics of burial.
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