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M. Stephanie Chancy


My research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European-Atlantic material culture. I study the cultural and social exchanges that flow in both directions between the Americas and Europe. My dissertation centers on three freeborn women of color who left the Americas and settled in Europe. Through their lives and using their surviving portraits, I trace changing notions of womanhood and how these intersect with race and class. I hold a Bachelor’s and a Master’s from the University of Miami. Prior to my academic career I worked in arts administration, and I have had several university appointments as a lecturer in Art History.