James McCabe

Dissertation: Morisot Rêveuse

Advisor: Leo Costello

James McCabe received a BA in Art from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2015 and an MA in Art History from Tufts University in 2018. His current research focuses on gender, colonialism, and nationalism in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art. His dissertation, Morisot Rêveuse, examines French Impressionist Berthe Morisot’s later artworks to piece together the relationship between the bourgeois interiors of the metropole and the French colonies. During his time at Rice University, James has served as the Art History Faculty-Graduate Student liaison and the Humanities Graduate Student Association President.

Research Areas

Major: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century European Art; Minor: Modern European Art (1900 - 1945)


MA, Art History, Tufts University

BA, Art with a concentration in Art History, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Honors & Awards

2022 Rice University Department of Art History Summer Travel Award

2021 Rice University School of Humanities Dean’s Conference, Research, and Professional Advancement Fund Award

2021 Rice University Department of Art History Exhibition Travel Award


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