Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby is Professor of History of Art and author of Extremities. Painting Empire in Post-Revolutionary France (Yale University Press, 2002) and Colossal. Engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower and Panama Canal (Periscope Publishing, 2012). Her forthcoming book, Enduring Truths. Sojourner’s Shadows and Substance (University of Chicago Press, 2015) concerns Sojourner Truth’s sophisticated use of cartes-de-visite during the American Civil War. Grigsby is now writing a fourth book called Creole Looking. Portraying France’s Foreign Relations in the Nineteenth Century that examines France’s relationship to the Caribbean and Americas. Her scholarship and teaching concerns the history of art and material culture in France and the United States from the 18th to the early 20th century especially inrelation to colonialism, slavery, and constructions of race. Other research and teaching interests include visual representation and gender; the problem of scale; the history of photography; orientalism; modernization; the history of engineering; the history of money; the Civil War; Haiti and the African diaspora.