History of Art pres.
The Agency of Color: Art and Race in Eighteenth Century
Anne Lafont is associate professor in art history at the University of East Paris/Marne-la-Vallée. In 2007 she joined the French National Institute of Art History (INHA). There, she was engaged for five years in historiographical research programs (art and science; art and nationalism; gender studies and art discourses) before becoming editor-in-chief of the INHA review Perspective. Lafont is the author of a monograph on the french painter Girodet (Paris: Adam Biro, 2005). She has edited Plumes et pinceaux. Discours de femmes sur l’art en Europe 1750-1850, 2 vols (Paris: Presses du Réel, 2012) and she just completed a book on Art and Race in the Age of Enlightenment after having published numerous articles on this topic.
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