TATIANA SENKEVITCH is a historian of art and architecture with a diverse range of research and teaching interests spanning from painting to ballet and from urban planning to skyscraper architecture.
Tatiana is an Associate Researcher at the Centre Jean Pépin – CNRS. She received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Michigan and her M.A. in Art Theory and History from the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. Since then, she has taught courses on art and architecture at a number of North American universities, including Rice University (2015), the University of Toronto (2009-13), Cornell University (2010-11), and the University of Southern California (2007-09). Her past academic fellowhips include a position as Associate Researcher at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a Getty Research Institute Fellowship, and a Chateaubriand Fellowship in Social Sciences and Literature.
Apart from her teaching work, Tatiana has served as Research Associate at the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Getty Research Institute; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Canada Art Ballet Project. She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, including “The Making of Taste: Rembrandt and French Painting in the End of the Reign of Louis XIV” and “De Rome à Saint-Pétersbourg: Louis Hautecœur au centre de l’architecture classique en Europe avant la Première Guerre mondiale” (both 2019). Tatiana is currently at work on two book-length projects, one concerning the systems of the arts and the figure of the artist in the French Ancien Régime, and the other concerning the Parisian period of the Russian-Ukrainian choreographer Bronislava Nijinska.