Lynne Cooper Harvey Fellow in American Culture Studies
Brooke Eastman is a PhD student in the department, focusing on American and transatlantic modernisms at the turn of the twentieth century. She holds a Lynne Cooper Harvey Fellowship in American Culture Studies and a Dean's Distinguished Fellowship. In her research, she plans to examine the role of intersectionality on networks of artistic exchange in the 1920s and 30s.
Prior to commencing her doctoral studies, Brooke was a freelance curatorial assistant and researcher in London, most recently working on the renovation and reopening of Leighton House Museum, the historic home of Victorian artist Sir Frederic Leighton. She holds a BA in History of Art from Yale University (2016), where she was awarded the A. Conger Goodyear Prize for Outstanding Senior Thesis on Constantin Brancusi's studio-museum, and a MA in History of Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art (2018), where she wrote her dissertation on Jazz Age painter and poet Florine Stettheimer’s relationship to the construction of American cultural heritage.