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Dr Camille Mathieu

Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture


Extension: 5302

Telephone: 01392 725302

Camille Mathieu received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. Before coming to Exeter, Camille held visiting professorships and lectureships at UC Berkeley, the University of Oxford and the University of Manchester.  She has held numerous fellowships, including the Cox-Kress Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome (2011-2013) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Rousseau Fellowship (2010-2011).  In 2017, she was awarded a Loeb Fellowship, sponsored by the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich, and Harvard University.

Camille teaches and researches the art, architecture, archaeology, and urbanism of France and its colonies from the eighteenth through the early twentieth century.  She would be interested in supervising students who are also interested in the complex political and social framework presented by eighteenth and nineteenth-century art.  A specialist of Napoleonic painting, including the early work of Ingres and Géricault, she is currently preparing a book based on her dissertation which takes as its subject the circulation of art between Rome and Paris and its implications for both history painting and empire-building. Her next project focuses on the materialities of imperialism in French Indochina, assessing the impact of the excavation of Angkor Wat and the varying documentary strategies used to catalogue and promote upon the French imaginary.

Office Hours change every term.  I am also available by appointment; please email me to secure a time slot.