Michael broadly works on the theories and histories of visual culture during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with an emphasis on the practices of spectatorship. Taking the enlightenment idea of the spectator as a myth, his dissertation focuses on Caribbean landscapes from the enlightenment era to remap the relationship between pictures, perceivers, and spaces. Michael is also currently finishing an article project on Anne-Louis Girodet. His research has been supported by the University of Wisconsin, Madison, CHE, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Recent or upcoming conference presentations include the College Art Association (2020), the South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (2019), and Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies (2017), among others. His B.A (2015) is from Sarah Lawrence College.
Jill H. Casid