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Jennifer Germann

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PhD, Regional Affiliate Scholar

Jennifer Germann has published widely on art and material culture and women, gender, and race in the eighteenth century. Her most recent publications include "'The Requisite Local Coloring': Painting The Washington Family in London," in American Art 35:3 (Fall 2021)  and "'Other Women Were Present': Seeing Black Women in Georgian London" (Eighteenth-Century Studies 54:3 (Spring 2021)), both completed using the resources of Cornell libraries. Her current research engages with Cornell's collections on women and science, including Margaret Bryan's illustrated A compendious system of astronomy, in a course of familiar lectures (1797), held in Kroch Rare Books Collection, among othersShe is also the author of Picturing Marie Leszczinska 1703–1768: Representing Queenship in Eighteenth-Century France (2015) and co-editor of Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe (2016), both from Ashgate Publishing. Her research has been supported by grants from the NEH, the Yale Center for British Art, the American Philosophical Society, and a Fulbright.

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  • Faculty
  • IES Affiliated Regional Scholar