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Daniel Harkett

Associate Professor, Department of Art, Colby College

Fellow, Society of Fellows, SOF/Heyman, Columbia University (2004–2006)

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Daniel Harkett is Associate Professor in the Department of Art at Colby College. Previously, he was Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Rhode Island School of Design. He completed his PhD at Brown University in 2004, and subsequently held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Society of Fellows at Columbia University. He teaches classes on nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, exhibition culture, fashion, and the idea of the artist.

Prof. Harkett’s research focuses on early nineteenth-century French visual culture. He has published an essay on Jacques-Louis David, an article on Louis Daguerre’s Diorama as well as book and exhibition reviews in and Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. He is currently working on a book on the visual culture of sociability in post-revolutionary France. His research has been funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Institut Français d’Amérique, and RISD’s Humanities Fund.