Stéphanie Jeanjean

Adjunct Associate Professor

Stéphanie Jeanjean is an art historian, translator, and curator based in New York. She currently teaches art history at The Cooper Union and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and French translation at The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York. She is also a regular lecturer on modern and contemporary art at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and on French and European art for Smithsonian Journey. Her work on French militant video has been published in Afterall Journal, reprinted in Hilary Robinson ed., Feminism–Art–Theory, by Wiley & Blackwell Editions, Oxford (2015) and programmed at The Kitchen, in New York (2011). Her recent work, on Sociological Art, has been published in François Bovier and Adeena Mey eds., Exhibited Cinema an Anthology, by ECAL and JRP–Ringier Editions, Lausanne and Zurich (2016). Upcoming projects involve the first publication in English dedicated to the Sociological Art Collective (with Maud Jacquin) and an exhibition on women design and protest (with Alexander Tochilovsky at 41 Cooper Gallery, The Cooper Union, in Fall 2018). Stéphanie Jeanjean received her M.A. from Bourgogne University in Dijon and completed a Ph.D. at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York.

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