About The Author

Samantha Burton

Samantha Burton is a lecturer in the Department of Art History at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she held a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship from 2013 to 2015. She received her PhD from McGill University in 2012, where she was awarded the McGill Arts Insights Award for best dissertation in the humanities and the Canadian Studies Network national dissertation prize. She is currently completing a book manuscript about Canadian women artists who lived and worked in Britain in the decades just before the First World War. She has published several articles based on this research, including essays about Emily Carr’s time in a London boarding house and about Elizabeth Armstrong Forbes’s medievalist illustration work. She is especially interested in how Canadian women artists’ travel affected their understandings of race and national identity in the context of the British Empire. Burton has also published on French artist J.J.J. Tissot’s representations of his London plant conservatory—part of a larger ongoing research project on the visual culture of the conservatory in nineteenth-century Britain and North America.

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