PhD, Maître de conférences, History of Contemporary Art

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Present appointment

Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, Since 2015

  • Maître de conférences (Reader), History of Contemporary Art
  • Deputy director of the department of Art History and Archeology (since 2017)

Previous appointments

German Center for the History of Art, Paris, 2014-2015

  • Post-doc (18 months)

Parsons Paris School of Art and Design, The New School, 2014-2015

  • Lecturer

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C, 2013

  • Pre-doctoral Fellow

Université Paris-Est Marne la Vallée, 2010-2014

  • Lecturer

Remarque Institute, New York University, 2010

  • Invited Fellow

Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2007-2014

  • 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 : Predoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow (ATER)
  • 2009-2012 : Fellow of the Doctoral School of Art History

Academic Qualifications

Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2007-2014

  • 2009-2014 : PhD in Art History, Summa Cum Laude

Dissertation: “The Artist as Economist. Creative Visions of Value, Money and the Market (1955-1975)”

Defended on June 11th 2014. Jury : L. Bertrand Dorléac (Sciences Po), L. Boltanski (EHESS), P. Dagen (Université Paris 1, advisor), E. Toussaint (Université Aix-Marseille), J.-M. Schaeffer (EHESS and CNRS)

  • 2007-2009: M.A. in Art History, Summa Cum Laude

Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm (ENS), 2007-2010

  • Graduated from the ENS program, department of Art History and Theory

Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), 2003-2008

  • B.A. in Social Sciences; M.A. in Finance (minor: Economics). Summa Cum Laude

Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, 2005-2006

  • Undergraduate exchange student for a year at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Special Awards, honours and distinctions

  • Shortlisted for the ASAP Book Prize – Association for the Study of the Art of the Present, 2020
  • Olga Fradiss prize for the best art history book in French (for L’économie à l’épreuve de l’art. Art et capitalisme dans les années 1960) : 7,500 euros, 2019
  • French Voice Award and Acquisition of Rights Grant, by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with the PEN American Center, Florence Gould Foundation and the Mellon Foundation (for the translation of L’économie à l’épreuve de l’art. Art et capitalisme dans les années 1960) : 4,000 euros, 2018
  • Terra Foundation Translation Grant (for the translation of L’économie à l’épreuve de l’art. Art et capitalisme dans les années 1960) : 15,000 dollars, 2017
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne special research allowance (Politique scientifique) : 8,000 euros, 2017
  • Alliance Foundation Joint Project Grant, for the international program “Art and Economic Encounters” (in cooperation with Alexander Alberro, Columbia University): 15,000 dollars, 2016
  • Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme scientific grant: 3,000 euros, 2016
  • Dissertation Prize of theChancellerie des Universités de Paris: 10,000 euros, 2015
  • Ecole Française de Rome residential Grant, Rome, Italy (1 month), 2013
  • Terra Foundation International Essay Prize (awarded for the article “Art as an Investment and Artistic Shareholding Experiments in the 1960s”): 4,000 dollars, 2012
  • Eole Travel Grant, Amsterdam, Netherlands: 800 euros, 2012
  • Terra Foundation Summer Residency, Giverny, France (2 months), 2012
  • Terra Foundation Travel Grant, Los Angeles and New York: 5,000 dollars, 2012

Academic Responsabilities

Membership of editorial boards and learned societies

  • Since 2020 : member of the Editorial Committee of the journal Perspective
  • Since 2019 : member of the counseling committee of EPCAF (European Postwar and Contemporary Art Forum)
  • Since 2019 : founding member of the Society for the Social Studies of Quantification network
  • Since 2016 : member of the Editorial Committee of the journal Critique d’art

Service and administrative responsibilities

Deputy Head of the Department of Art History and Archeology, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, since 2017

In collaboration with Prof. Ph. Plagnieux (Head of the Department) :

  • Management of a department of 9 administrative staff and 76 academics
  • 2020 : management of the Covid crisis (switch to online classes and exams)
  • 2019 : implementation of the new law relative to French higher education (loi ORE)
  • 2018 : implementation of the new mode of access to French higher education (Parcoursup) – 2017: writing of a 5-year plan (2019-2023) for the HCERES (National University Evaluation Agency) exposing strategic objectives and changes in undergraduate and graduate curriculums.

Co-Head of the Masters’ Program “Art Market Study”, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2012-2013

In collaboration with D. Barbe and Prof. Ph. Dagen :

  • Pedagogic coordination of the professional degree
  • Organization of a workshop with professionals of the field – Relationships with alumni and partners