Vanessa Jackson


Vanessa Jackson (2019) studies 18th and 19th century European art, specifically art created in Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary France. She earned a double B.A. in the History of Art and French from UC Berkeley in 2019. Here, she developed a great interest in the politics of race and gender not only within the visual arts of France, but in Literature as well. Building on her undergraduate studies, Vanessa’s research focuses on visual and literary representations of the black body during the long 19th century.

Advisor: Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby