Justine De Young is a Preceptor in the Harvard College Writing Program, where she teaches writing-intensive art history seminars that also introduce students to the principles and practices of academic argument. Her own research and writing interests include eighteenth and nineteenth-century French art and literature, visual and material culture, modernism and fashion. She is currently completing a book manuscript on discourses surrounding fashion and feminine types in works exhibited at the Paris Salon (1864-1884).
Her work has been generously supported by grants and fellowships from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty, Kress and Mellon Foundations. She has contributed essays to A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion (2016), Visualizing the Nineteenth-Century Home: Modern Art and the Decorative Impulse (2016), Getting the Picture: The Visual Culture of the News (2015), Women, Femininity, and Public Space in European Visual Culture, 1789-1914 (2014), Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity (2012), L’Impressionnisme et la Mode (2012), and Cultures of Femininity in Modern Fashion (2011). She is editing Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925 for I.B. Tauris (2016). She holds a B.A. in English and art history from Williams College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from Northwestern University.