Sarah Lund is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Harvard University and a 2022-2023 Visiting Research Fellow at the École normale supérieure in Paris. Her dissertation in progress is titled “The Matrix of Citizenship: Female Printmakers in Revolutionary France" and focuses on female printmakers and lithographers in France from 1789 until 1848. In illuminating the work of these little-known female artists, her project argues not only for their participation in the politics of the revolution and its image-making but also seeks to resituate artistic practice as both political speech and as a mode of citizenship, especially as these artists were denied official political participation due to their gender. Her project attends to the gendered concepts, both practical and theoretical, of printmaking and its materials to argue how female printmakers found within their media modes of envisioning, asserting, and redefining their gendered, artistic, professional, social, and political identities.
Sarah earned her B.A. in Art History and Government from Dartmouth College in 2016 and holds an M.A. from Harvard. From 2016-2018, she was the Technical Art Historian and Research Coordinator for the new Scientific Research Department of Sotheby’s New York, where she assisted with the technical, art historical, and provenance research of works coming to sale from all specialist departments. Sarah's research has been supported by the École normale supérieure, New York Public Library, Decorative Arts Trust, Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Graduate Society, and Smith Foundation. Her curatorial experience includes work at the Getty Research Institute, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Harvard Art Museums.