Michael H. Feinberg

Michael H. Feinberg

Ph.D Fellow, Art History

 Office Number: L122 Elvehjem

Office Hours:
Tuesdays, 12:00-2:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Hailing from Los Angeles and by way of New York City, I am excited to join UW-Madison’s art history department as a doctoral student. I focus on French painting of the long nineteenth century-- from the school of Jacques-Louis David through the oeuvre of Paul Gauguin. Working anachronistically, I use contemporary art historical scholarship and critical theory to inform my analysis of compositions that depict French Empire.

My current projects examine the portrayals of gender, race, and time by artists such as Anne-Louis Girodet, Antoine-Jean Gros, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Henri Regnault, and Edgar Degas. Other areas of interest include historiography, colonialism, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and the Anthropocene.

I received my B.A at Sarah Lawrence College in 2015 with concentrations in art history and French.