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Heather Belnap Jensen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art History and Curatorial Studies
Department of Comparative Arts & Letters
Brigham Young University

Contact Information:
office: 3051 JFSB
phone: 801-422-8242
email: heather_jensen@byu.edu or womeninart@gmail.com
website: www.arthistorysalon.com


BA, Humanities, Brigham Young University, 1994
MA, Humanities, Brigham Young University, 1997
PhD, Art History, University of Kansas, 2007

Research Interests:

Women in post-Revolutionary French art and culture; Parisian fashion, 1750-1950; gender and space in nineteenth-century Europe; representations of the maternal; images of Mormonism in French visual culture; the New Mormon woman in the visual arts.

Co-editor, along with Temma Balducci and Pamela Warner, of Interior Portraiture and Masculine Identity in France, 1789-1914 (Ashgate, 2011) and its pendant volume, Women, Femininity, and Public Space in European Visual Culture, 1789-1914  (Ashgate, 2014). Currently completing a monograph, Art, Fashion, and the Emergence of the Modern Woman in Post-Revolutionary Paris and commencing a study of representations of women and violence in Restoration France. Other major projects include an exhibition project, Artistic Frontiers: Mormon Women Artists Abroad, 1880-1945 and a co-authored volume on representations of Mormonism in nineteenth-century French art and literature. 


Teaching Areas:

Nineteenth-century European art; modern European art; contemporary art; women in art and visual culture; theory and historiography of art history; women’s studies; European study abroad.


Citizenship Responsibilities:

Executive committee member of BYU Women’s Studies and European Studies programs and coordinator for the women’s studies faculty research group; Utah representative, with Laura Allred Hurtado, for The Feminist Art Project (TFAP); member of the College Art Association’s Committee for Women in the Arts.


Hobbies and Interests:

Reading; running; fashion; vegetarian cooking; feminism; social justice.