Jillian Lerner

BA (UBC), MA, PhD (Columbia)

Jillian Lerner specializes in nineteenth-century visual culture, with an emphasis on print, early photography, and commercial visual attractions. She studied art history at Columbia University, completing her PhD in 2006 under the direction of Jonathan Crary and Anne Higonnet. Dr. Lerner’s research has been published in Grey Room, History of Photography, and Oxford Art Journal. Her book, Graphic Culture: Illustration and Artistic Enterprise in Paris, 1830–1848, is forthcoming from McGill-Queen’s University Press. Jillian is also the author of an original graphic novel, The Peerless Prodigies of P.T. Barnum, which explores the terrain of photography, show business, and advertising in 1850s New York.

Dr. Lerner’s most recent article, “Nadar’s Signatures: Caricature, Self-Portrait, Publicity,” is in History of Photography 41.2 (2017): http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/gupg4rXRxKxHCxKQ2eiW/full


Winter 2018
No ARTH course(s) were found for W2018 term.