Jessica M. Dandona
Jessica M. Dandona earned her doctoral degree in the history of art from UC Berkeley, and she specializes in 19th-century French visual culture. Her dissertation, focusing on the role of material culture in the creation of a French national mythology in the 19th century, is titled Artistic Lorraine: Nature, Industry, and the Nation in the Work of Émile Gallé and the École de Nancy.
Dandona earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in the history of art and French studies from Brown University. She has studied at the Université de Paris I, the École du Louvre in Paris, and, as a Fulbright Fellow, at the Université Laval in Quebec City. She has held teaching appointments at Wake Forest University, UC Berkeley, and Lamar University.