Jessica M. Dandona
Associate Professor
PhD, University of California–Berkeley
BA, Brown University

Dr. Jessica M. Dandona earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in the history of art and architecture and French studies, from Brown University and earned her doctoral degree in the history of art at the University of California–Berkeley. She also studied at the Université de Paris I (the Sorbonne), the École du Louvre (Paris), and, as a Fulbright Fellow, at Université Laval (Quebec City).

Dandona specializes in nineteenth-century French visual culture with an emphasis on issues related to gender, design, colonialism, and scientific imagery. Her book Nature and the Nation in Fin-de-Siècle France: The Art of Emile Gallé was published by Taylor & Francis in 2017. She is the cofounder of Art Historians of the Twin Cities, serves on the publicity committee of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, and is a Book Solicitation Editor for the listserv H-France. She has held teaching appointments at Wake Forest University and UC Berkeley.