Pallas Catenella Riedler


Pallas Catenella Riedler is pursuing an MA in Ethnomusicology and PhD in Historical Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. Her doctoral work focuses on virtuality and immersive technology in nineteenth-century opera. At the 2019 NCSA conference, she presented a paper on her other field of study—maritime music—and was the recipient of … Continue reading Pallas Catenella Riedler

Céline Brossillon


Céline Brossillon holds a Doctorate in nineteenth-century French literature from Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle in France. She is currently Assistant Professor of French at Ursinus College, and has held faculty positions at Williams College, Princeton University, and Harvard University. Her research explores the crisis of masculine identity at the end of the nineteenth century in … Continue reading Céline Brossillon

Emily Gephart


Emily Gephart teaches American visual culture, social history, and ecocriticism at Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the Visual and Material Studies Department. Her interdisciplinary work explores how art, literature, and material objects enabled Americans to work through changing relationships with their environments, with the dynamics of commodity culture, and … Continue reading Emily Gephart

Wendy Castenell


Wendy Castenell is the Assistant Professor of African American Art in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Alabama. Her research interests include representations of race and ethnicity in American visual culture, portraiture, photography, film studies, and turn-of-the-century spectacles. Her first book, Creole Identity in the Art of the American South: … Continue reading Wendy Castenell

Matthew Fox-Amato


Matthew Fox-Amato is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Idaho, where he teaches courses on nineteenth-century America, race and ethnicity, and visual and material culture. He received his Ph.D. in history with a certificate in visual studies at the University of Southern California, after which he held a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Washington … Continue reading Matthew Fox-Amato