PhD Student; History of Photography, AH 112 Teaching Fellow, GSO Representative; GSHAAA

Renée Brown studies modern art and visual culture with a focus on the history of photography. She holds an MFA in Art Writing form the School of Visual Arts and an MA in Sociocultural Anthropology from Columbia University, where her thesis explored Berenice Abbott and Elizabeth McCausland’s unpublished manuscript for Changing New York (1939). Renée’s research interests encompass documentary photography, visual anthropology, image-text relationships, and the history of art criticism. Her work on these topics engages questions of epistemology and representation, considering the different forms of knowledge shaped by literature and photography.

Research Interests:

  • Modern art and visual culture
  • History of photography
  • Text-image relationships

GSO Representative, Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association