February - June 2008
Aruna D’Souza is assistant professor of art history and women’s studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York, where she teaches courses on late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century European art, as well as on contemporary art. She is author of the forthcoming Cézanne's Bathers, Biography, and the Erotics of Paint (University Park, Penn., 2008), and is editor of Self and History: A Tribute to Linda Nochlin (London, 2000) and The Invisible Flâneuse?: Gender, Public Space, and Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris (Manchester, 2006). While at the Clark, she will be working on her new book, Open Secrets: Intimacy Between Street and Home in Late-Nineteenth-Century Paris, which will deal with the difficulties of—and new opportunities for—intimate encounters in a moment in which the distinctions between private and public were so dramatically being eroded by modern technologies, commercial practices, and urban forms.