Katie Hornstein

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Chair, Department of Art History

  • Associate Professor of Art History

Professor Hornstein is a specialist of nineteenth-century French art and visual culture.  Her teaching and research interests include the history of war imagery, nineteenth-century technologies of visual reproduction (print media and photography) and their interaction with more established media, such as painting, the rise of early mass culture, reception theory and history, nineteenth-century material culture, and most recently, the representation of animals.  Professor Hornstein's current book project, Myth and Menagerie: Seeing Lions in Nineteenth-Century France, examines how visual representations of lions provided the basis for approaching a very human set of questions, including most notably issues related to sovereignty, empire and spectacle.   


Carpenter, Room 206
HB 6033


Art History


  • B.A. University of California, Berkeley, 2001
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2010

Selected Publications

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Works In Progress

Myth and Menagerie, Seeing Lions in France, 1793-1900, book manuscript in progress, under contract with Yale University Press, expected Fall 2023.  

Selected Works & Activities

Professor Arthur M. Wilson and Mary Tolford Wilson Faculty Fellowship/ Senior Faculty Grant, Dartmouth College, 2020-2021

ACLS Fellowship, 2018-2019

Chercheur accueillie, Centre Alexandre Koyré, EHESS/CNRS/MNHN, Paris, France, 2018-2019

John M. Manley Huntington Award for Newly Tenured Faculty, 2018 

Jacobus Family Award, 2018

Millard Meiss Publication Fund Grant for Picturing War in France, 1792-1856, College Art Association, 2017

Runner-up, Malcolm Bowie Prize, French Historical Studies, "Suspended Collectivity: Horace Vernet's The Crossing of the Arcole Bridge (1826)," 2015