Kaylee P. Alexander is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Art History specializing in nineteenth-century French visual culture. Under the supervision of Professor Neil McWilliam, Kaylee is currently conducting research for her dissertation, tentatively titled “Necro/polis: In Between Paris, 1786–1870." In the dissertation she will discuss the ambiguous space of the cemetery in nineteenth-century Paris. In examining the five major burial sites of Paris (Père Lachaise, Passy, Montparnasse, Montmartre and the Catacombs), she will demonstrate the ways in which the cemetery became integral to the construction of modern Paris as a city and social body.
Kaylee received a B.A. in Art History cum laude from New York University in 2013, and an M.A. in the History of Art and Architecture from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU in 2015.
The Space in Which We Live: Place and Time in the Early Christian Catacomb. Graduate Student Symposium "Killing Time: Temporality in Visual Culture". University of California Los Angeles. October 22, 2016
Arrete ! C'est ici l'empire de la mort: The Art of Life and Death in Subterranean Paris. 9th Annual Symposium "The Past Is Present: Nostalgia and Visual Culture". Arizona State University, Tempe. March 6, 2015