LAUREN JIMERSON is an art historian whose research examines late nineteenth and early twentieth century art in France and the US, with a focus on gender studies, women artists, and the intersections of art and literature.
Before moving to Paris in 2015, Lauren served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at CUNY, College of Staten Island, and as Lecturer at Rutgers University, where she became the first instructor in the Art History program to integrate social media into the classroom. Lauren, who obtained her Ph.D. from Rutgers University, her M.A. from the Courtauld Institute, and her B.A. from Cornell University, is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including a Fulbright US Student Fellowship to conduct research in France, an Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship, and a post as pensionnaire étrangère at the École Normale Supérieure, where she was a doctoral exchange student.
Lauren’s article, “Defying Gender: Suzanne Valadon and the Male Nude,” was published in the Woman’s Art Journal (May 2019). Her book chapter on “Social Media in the Art History Classroom” (co-authored with Allison Leigh) is set to appear in the Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History (2020). Lauren is currently expanding her Ph.D. dissertation into a monograph on women artists in early twentieth century France and their representations of the nude. She regularly lectures on female artists at academic conferences and is a frequent commentator on the TV channel France 24. In addition to her scholarship, Lauren is a licensed guide conférencière who conducts educational tours at major museums around Paris.