Assistant Professor of Art History, Hunter College
Tara Zanardi teaches courses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European art that consider a wide range of topics, such as art and politics, the development of museums, national identities and cultural representations, fashion, gender, and global exchange. Her expertise and research interests cover the visual and material culture of Spain. She has published articles in The Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Dieciocho, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, and Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, and has written book reviews for CAA-online. She has a forthcoming essay, “Majas and Marcialidad: The Mantilla as ‘Agent’ of Identity” in the anthology, The Gendered Object in the Long Eighteenth Century, eds. Jennifer Germann and Heidi Strobel (Ashgate). Her first book-length manuscript, Majismo and the Pictorial Construction of Elite Identity in Eighteenth-Century Spain, is forthcoming from Pennsylvania State University Press (2015).