Keren received her PhD in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, before undertaking a three-year Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Humanities and Health at King's College London. From 2013-2018 she taught in Art History and Women's and Gender Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. At Georgetown she was one of the founders of the Disabilities Studies Minor and she served as Assistant Director of the Center for Jewish Civilization. Keren is the author of 'Frederic Leighton: Death, Mortality, Resurrection' (Ashgate / Routledge; 2015) and numerous articles on Victorian art and medical portraiture. From 2019-2011 she will be President of the Historians of British Art (CAA affiliated association).
Keren's research focuses on representations of gender and race in Victorian art and visual culture, as well as the intersections between art history and medical history during the nineteenth and early twentieth century in Britain.
Projects and Grants:
'The Colour of Empire: Representing Race in Victorian Painting' (book)
'The Modern Jewess: Image and Text' (journal special issue)
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