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Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen Named Associate Director of the Graduate Program

Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen has been named Associate Director of the Graduate Program, effective May 1, 2019. Emmelyn received a B.A. from Columbia University and PhD. from Princeton University, with a certificate in the Program in Media & Modernity. Emmelyn joined GradArt in 2016 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, and has held fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Emmelyn specializes in modern art and cultural history, primarily in Europe. Relations between modern art and modern sciences of the human subject are a guiding preoccupation of her teaching and research. Broad areas of interest include the history of art history and archaeology, the history of art criticism, philosophical and scientific theories of the aesthetic, archaism and primitivisms, interactions between the visual and performing arts, the history of dance and early film, theories of gesture and corporeal expression, and the history of biology, psychology and psychoanalysis, especially with reference to the history of sexuality. Her first book, Human Dispositions: Posture and the Modernization of Figural Art, Europe circa 1900, is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.