Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of 18th- and 19th- Century Art
Susan Wager specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art and material culture, and she is completing her Ph.D. at Columbia University. Her dissertation explores the relationship between original and copy in eighteenth-century France by examining reproductions after François Boucher in luxury media. She is working on The Walters’ collections of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European decorative arts, with a particular focus on Vincennes and Sèvres porcelain, enamel and gold snuffboxes, and engraved gems. She is especially interested in these objects as sites of intersection between plural cultures and chronologies, and between material and morphological meanings.