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Jill H. Casid

Jill H. Casid is a historian, theorist, practicing artist, and Professor of Visual Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she founded and served as the first director of the Center for Visual Cultures. Her contributions to the transdisciplinary field of visual studies include her monographs Sowing Empire: Landscape and Colonization (Minnesota, 2006,) which received the College Art Association’s Millard Meiss award, and Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject (Minnesota, 2015), as well as the coedited volume Art History in the Wake of the Global Turn (Yale, 2014). Recent articles have appeared in Women and Performance, TDR, and the Journal of Visual Culture and she has contributed essays to, among other volumes, The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History (Princeton, 2015), Architecture is All Over (Actar, 2015), A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2011), Landscape Theory (Routledge, 2007), and The Global Eighteenth-Century (Hopkins, 2005). She is currently completing her third single-author book, Forms-of-Life: Bioethics and Aesthetics at the Vital Edge and co-editing a volume of essays, The Deaths and Afterlives of Queer Theory with Michael Jay McClure.