Jill H. Casid, Professor of Visual Studies in the Department of Art History and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, has been named the Clark-Oakley Fellow for 2018-19 and will spend the year at The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. This recognition – The Clark’s most distinguished – is awarded to a scholar in the humanities whose work takes an interdisciplinary approach to some aspect of the visual. Along with the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art and the Getty Research Center, the Clark’s fellowship program is recognized as one of the most crucial centers for the cultivation of original thinking in the visual arts in the United States. As the Clark-Oakley Fellow, Casid joins a line of esteemed thinkers, critics and historians who have been Clark recipients. In her year of residency, she will be completing Necrolandscaping, the first part of a two-book project on Form at the Edges of Life.