Stephanie Chadwick received her B.A. in Humanities Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston-Downtown. She earned her M.A. in Art History at Florida State University before returning to Houston to join the Rice Ph.D. program. She has held internships at the O’Kane Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Menil Collection and has received awards to conduct art historical research in the U.S. and France. She is a modernist specializing in early to mid twentieth-century European art and theory with an emphasis on French painting. Her research interests include intersections between art, literature, and coloniality; art and ideology; and art as cultural exchange. She has completed extensive projects dealing with French Exoticism, Ethnographic Surrealism, and Germany between the wars. She is currently researching multicultural contact and Southeast Asian sources in Jean Dubuffet’s post WWII portraits.