My scholarly interests lie at the intersection of art history and economic history. I began my academic life as an art historian, primarily interested in the study of modernism and modernity. Only later, after working first in a commercial art gallery and then in the private sector (in marketing), did I move backwards in time, to focus on the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries.
My dissertation, By the Light of Your Eyes: Epistemology, Aesthetics, and the Marketplace, examines the ways in which approaches to epistemology, aesthetics and economics shaped and reshaped regimes of value in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
I received my B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and my M.A. (art history) from Stanford University.
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