A.B., Literature, Harvard College; M.A., History of Art and Visual Culture, Courtauld Institute, University College of London; M.F.A, Poetry, New York University; Ph.D, History of Art Yale University. 


Jennifer Nelson's art historical work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal for Medieval and Early Modern Studies; Sixteenth Century Journal;; Source: Notes in the History of Art; and the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. 

Personal Statement

Jennifer Nelson works and teaches on Europe of the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries, with emphasis on European orientations toward early globalism and on history of science and technology. Previously at the Michigan Society of Fellows, she has most recently been a CASVA predoctoral fellow and an alternate for a long-term postdoctoral fellowship at the Newberry Library. She has also written two books of poetry, Aim at the Centaur Stealing Your Wife (UDP, 2015) and Civilization Makes Me Lonely (winner of the Sawtooth Prize, Ahsahta, 2017).


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