PhD (Stony Brook)
Nicole (Nikki) Georgopulos is an historian and curator specializing in European art of the nineteenth century. Her research focuses primarily on realism and its intersections with the history of science, philosophy, and cultural constructs of gender.
She received her PhD in Art History and Criticism from Stony Brook University and her BA in History and Literature from Reed College. Before coming to UBC, she was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in the Department of French Paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She has held positions at the Morgan Library and Museum and the International Foundation for Art Research, and has taught at Stony Brook University and the City College of New York. In 2019, she was elected to the Board of the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art, for which she currently serves as treasurer.
Her writing has appeared in Print Quarterly, Panorama, and caa.reviews. Her current book project examines representations of mirrors and reflections in nineteenth-century French art, looking to the confluence of mechanical and chemical advances in mirror-making technology with the mirror’s rise to prominence as an artistic motif in the age of Realism. Her research has been supported by grants from Stony Brook University and the Corning Museum of Glass, where she was Scholar-in-Residence in fall 2018.
French art, nineteenth-century art and visual culture, art and science, gender and early feminism