Curriculum Vitae

Kaylee P. Alexander

Duke University • Art, Art History & Visual Studies
114 South Buchanan Boulevard • Campus Box 90766 • Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (203) 241-0101 • Email: kaylee.alexander@duke.edu
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EDUCATION

2015–              Ph.D. Candidate in Art History & Visual Culture
present             The Graduate School • Duke University

2018                M.A. in Art History & Visual Culture
                           The Graduate School • Duke University

2015                M.A. in The History of Art & Architecture
                           The Institute of Fine Arts • New York University

2013                B.A. in Art History (cum laude)
                           The College of Arts & Science • New York University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fall 2018

Teaching Assistant, History of Pre-Modern Architecture
Duke University | Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Summer 2018

InternTriangle University Internship Program
National Humanities Center | Research Triangle Park, NC

Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

Teaching Assistant, Creative Industries and the Urban Environment 
Duke University | Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Spring 2017

Teaching Assistant, Art & Markets
Duke University | Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Teaching Assistant, History of Art Markets
Duke University | Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Fall 2016

Teaching AssistantHistory of Art Markets
Duke University | Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Spring 2016

Teaching AssistantArt & Markets
Duke University | Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Teaching AssistantHistory of Art Markets
Duke University | Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

PUBLICATIONS

Forthcoming   “Père-Lachaise in 1815: A New Method in the Study of Ephemeral   Funerary Monuments.” In Monumental Troubles: Rethinking What Monuments Mean Today. Edited by Erika Doss and Cheryl Snay. University of Notre Dame, Center for Digital Scholarship, 2019. (e-publication).

Descent From the Cross: James Ensor’s Portrait of the Symbolist Artist.” Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture 10 (2017). (e-journal).

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

04/19/2018
Cut, Copy, Paste: A Truthful Picture of the Paris Catacombs
Collage, Montage, Assemblage: Collected and Composite Forms, 1700–Present      
The College of Art | The University of Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

04/07/2018
Panel Discussion: “Further Thoughts on Monuments Today”
45th Annual Conference of the Midwest Art History Society
Eiteljorg Museum | Indianapolis, IN

04/6/2018
Père-Lachise in 1815: A New Method in the Study of Ephemeral Funerary Monuments
45th Annual Conference of the Midwest Art History Society
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields  | Indianapolis, IN

03/06/2018
Père-Lachise in 1815: A New Method in the Study of Ephemeral Funerary Monuments
Intermezzo: Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies Lecture Series 
Duke University | Durham, NC

02/24/2017
“The Space in Which We Live: Place and Time in the Early Christian Catacomb”
Art, Art History & Visual Studies Graduate Student Symposium
Duke University | Durham, NC

10/22/2016
“The Space in Which We Live: Place and Time in the Early Christian Catacomb”
Graduate Student Symposium “Killing Time: Temporality in Visual Culture”
The Hammer Museum | University of California, Los Angeles

02/11/2016
“Bones of the Martyrs: (dis)remembering Paris” (invited)
Emerging Scholars Lecture Series
The English Speaking Union | Victorian Society of New York

03/06/2015
Arrête ! C’est ici l’empire de la mort: The Art of Life and Death in Subterranean Paris
9th Annual Graduate Symposium “The Past is Present: Nostalgia & Visual Culture”
Arizona State University | Phoenix, AZ

03/08/2014
“Decoding the Private and the Public David d’Angers’ Four Stages of Childhood”
22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium “It’s a Small World After All”
University of Missouri | Columbia, MO

AWARDS & HONORS

2018

Graduate Student Distinguished Presentation Award
45th Annual Conference of the Midwest Art History Society for “Père-Lachaise in 1815: A New Method in the Study of Ephemeral Funerary Monuments”

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

2018

PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge Fellow, 2018-2019
John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University • Durham, NC

NHC Summer Teaching Fellow (Triangle University Internship Program)
Versatile Humanists at Duke • Durham, NC

Bass Connections Grant, 2018–2019
Duke University, Interdisciplinary Studies
Project Title: “Creative Industries and the Urban Environment

International Dissertation Travel Award  
Duke University, The Graduate School

Summer Research Fellowship for Third-Year Ph.D. Students and Beyond
Duke University, The Graduate School

2017

Summer Research Fellowship for First and Second Year Ph.D. Students
Duke University, The Graduate School

Bass Connections Grant, 2017–2018
Duke University, Interdisciplinary Studies
Project Title: “Creative Industries and the Urban Environment”

2016

Summer Research Fellowship for First and Second Year Ph.D. Students
Duke University, The Graduate School

2015

Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies Graduate Fellowship, 2015–2020
Duke University, The Graduate School

2014

Shelby White and Leon Levy Travel Grant
New York University, The Institute of Fine Arts

Dean’s Student Travel Grant
New York University, Graduate School of Arts & Science

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

04/2014 – 08/2015

Research & Gallery Assistant
Conner • Rosenkranz, LLC | New York, NY

Summer 2013

Curatorial Intern • “David d’Angers: Making the Modern Monument”
The Frick Collection | New York, NY

09/2011 – 10/2013

Administrative Intern • Department of European Paintings
The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York, NY

01/2012 – 05/2012

Administrative Intern • Modern & Contemporary Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York, NY

Summer 2011

Catalogue Raisonné Intern
The Clark Hulings Fund | New York, NY

SERVICE

2018-19

Coordinator • Arpeggio (speaker series): “Quantity+Quality”
Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University

Coordinator • Intermezzo (works in progress series)
Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University

2016-17

Chair • Graduate Student Association
Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University

2014-15

Coordinator • Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series “Failure”
The Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

President • Graduate Student Association
The Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

LANGUAGES

English: native
French: advanced (reading, writing, speaking)
Dutch: intermediate (speaking); basic (reading, writing)
German: intermediate (reading); basic (speaking, writing)
Spanish: intermediate (reading); basic (speaking)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Student Member, Midwest Art History Society (since 2018)
Student Member, International Council of Museums (since 2017)
Student Member
, Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (since 2015)
Student Member, College Art Association (since 2014)

 

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