Keren Hammerschlag, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Professor of Art History, Georgetown University

Dr. Hammerschlag is a Faculty Affiliate in Residence at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, a role designed to extend the teaching and research of the organization.

She is also a Postdoctoral Research Assistant Professor in Art History at Georgetown University. Before that she was a Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for the Humanities and Health at King's College London, working on the theme of “Case Studies of Medical Portraiture.” Her research interests focus on Victorian and Edwardian art, representations of gender, and the intersections between medical history and modern art. She teaches courses on Modern and British Art in the Department of Art History, and on gender and the body in nineteenth-century art and visual culture in the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Her book, Frederic Leighton: Death, Mortality, Resurrection, is forthcoming with Ashgate in October 2015. She has published articles on Frederic Leighton in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Women: A Cultural Review,, and Victorian Studies and on Medical Portraiture in Visual Culture in Britain, Medical Humanities, and the British Art Journal. She is currently embarking on a second book project about the representation of surgeons and surgery in British and American art during the nineteenth century. She completed her PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2010.

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Before coming to Georgetown, Dr. Hammerschlag was a Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for the Humanities and Health at King's College London, working on the theme of 'Case Studies of Medical Portraiture.'

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