Scholarship

BOOKS

Minerva Teichert: Modernist Artist. For Introductions to Mormon Thought series. Eds. Matthew Bowman and Joseph Spencer. Under contract with University of Illinois Press. Publication date: 2024-25.

Marianne Meets the Mormons: Representations of Mormonism in Nineteenth-century France. With Corry Cropper and Daryl Lee. (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, October 2022).

Women, Femininity, and Public Space in European Visual Culture, 1789-1914. Eds. Temma Balducci and Heather Belnap Jensen (New York: Routledge, 2014). Reviewed in Woman’s Art Journal; Modern & Contemporary France; Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies; Nineteenth-Century French Studies; French Studies.

Interior Portraiture and Masculine Identity in France, 1789-1914. Eds. Temma Balducci, Heather Belnap Jensen, and Pamela J. Warner (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011). Reviewed in French History; French Studies; Interiors: Design, Architecture and Culture.


EDITED JOURNAL

Special issue. “Utah Women Artists” for Utah Historical Quarterly. With James R. Swensen. Fall 2023.

Special issue. “Mormon Art, Race, and Representation” for Journal of Mormon History. With Nathan Rees. Fall 2023-Winter 2024.

BOOK CHAPTERS & JOURNAL ARTICLES

“’Sure A Strong Devil’: Mabel Frazer, A.B. Wright, and the 1937 Sexual Misconduct Case at the University of Utah’s Art Department.” With Emily Larsen. Utah Historical Quarterly 90, no. 3 (Summer 2022): 196-214.

“Pioneering Women: Lessons from Paris and the Making of an Art Scene in the American West, 1890-1940,” Proceedings from Faire oeuvre: La formation et la professionalisation des artistes femmes aux XIX et XXe siècles, colloque international, sponsored by AWARE (Archive of Women Artists, Research, and Exhibition), in partnership with the Musée d’Orsay and Centre Pompidou, September 2019 (Paris: June 2022).

“Aesthetic Evangelism, Artistic Sisterhood, and the Gospel of Beauty: Mormon Women Artists at Home and Abroad, c. 1890-1920” in Beyond Biography: Sources and Contexts for Mormon Women’s History, eds. Rachel Cope, Amy Easton-Flake, Keith Erekson, and Lisa Olsen Tait (Madison, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickenson University Press, 2017): 141-66.

Parures, Pashminas, and Portraiture, or How Joséphine Bonaparte Fashioned the Napoleonic Empire.” Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925. Dress Cultures series. Ed. Justine De Young (London: I.B. Tauris, 2017), 15-30.

“Le privilège des femmes dans la critique d’art en France, 1785-1815.” Trans. Séverine Sofio. Sociétés & Répresentations. Special issue: Nouveaux regards sur la critique d’art au XIXe siècle. (Université I Paris/Sorbonne), no. 40 (October 2015): 145-61.

“Marketing the Maternal Body in the Public Spaces of Post-Revolutionary Paris.” Women, Femininity, and Public Space in European Visual Culture, 1789-1914. Eds. Heather Belnap Jensen and Temma Balducci, (New York: Routledge, 2014): 17-33.

“Amélie-Julie Candeille’s Critical Enterprise and the Creation of ‘Girodet’.” Vanishing Acts: Women Art Critics in NineteenthCentury France. Ed. Wendelin Guentner. (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2013): 73-116.

“’C.W., académicienne’: Caroline Wuiet and the Woman Art Critic in Postrevolutionary France.” Vanishing Acts: Women Art Critics in NineteenthCentury France. Ed. Wendelin Guentner (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2013): 53-72.

“Staël, Corinne, and the Women Art Collectors of Napoleonic Europe.” Staël’s Philosophy of the Passions: Sensibility, Society, and the Sister Arts. Eds. Tili Boon Cuillé and Karyna Szmurlo (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 2012), 237-62.

“Modern Motherhood and Female Sociability in the Art of Marguerite Gérard.” Reconciling Art and Mothering. Ed. Rachel Epp Buller (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012): 15-30.

“Quand la muse parle: Julie Candeille a propos de l’oeuvre de l’art de Girodet.” Plumes et Pinceaux: Discours de femmes sur l’art en Europe (1750-1850). Eds. Mechthild Fend, Melissa Hyde, and Anne Lafont (Paris: Les presses du Réel, 2012): 207-230.

“Women of Substance, or, The Women of the Weir Dynasty.” The Weir Family, 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art, ed. Marian Wardle. Exh. cat., (New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2011), 131-56.

“Picturing Paternity: The Artist and Father-Daughter Portraiture in Post-Revolutionary France.” Interior Portraiture and Masculine Identity in France, 1789-1914. Eds. Temma Balducci, Heather Belnap Jensen and Pamela J. Warner (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011): 31-46.

“Diversionary Tactics: Art Criticism as Political Weapon in Staël’s Corinne, or Italy (1807),” Women Against Napoleon: Historical and Fictional Responses. Eds. Waltraud Maierhofer and Gertrud Roesch with Caroline Bland (Frankfurt: Campus, [distributed by University of Chicago Press], 2007): 161-186.


R E C E N T A C A D E M I C   C O N F E R E N C E S   &   S Y M P O S I A

INTERNATIONAL

“Claudí(a) Piripippi and the Art of Environmental Exploitation,” 28th annual Conference of Europeanists, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, June-July 2022.

“Sexual Politics and the Art of Conflict in Allied-Occupied Paris (1814-1819),” 63rd annual Conference of the Society of French Studies, Queen’s College, Belfast, North Ireland, June 2022.

“Towards a Mormon Iconography: LDS Women Writing on Art and Aesthetics, c.1900-1950,” Annual Mormon Scholars in the Humanities conference, Oxford, England, March 24-26, 2022.

“Pioneering Women: Lessons from Paris and the Making of an Art Scene in the American West, 1890-1940,” Faire oeuvre: La formation et la professionalisation des artistes femmes aux XIX et XXe siècles, colloque international. Sponsored by AWARE: Archive of Women Artists, Research, and Exhibition, in partnership with the Musée d’Orsay and Centre Pompidou, September 2019.

“Dressing the Mormoness: The Perils of French Fashion for Mormon Women.” Decentering Mormonism. Sponsored by Global Mormon Studies collective. Bordeaux Montaigne University, France, March 2019.

“Cultural Interventions, or How Women Revolutionized the French Art World,” Annual conference for the Society for the Study of French History. University of Leeds, England, July 2019.

“Dynastic Dressing: The Portraits of Caroline Bonaparte Murat, Queen of Naples, and the Art of Costume.” Enlightened Princesses: Britain and Europe, 1700-1820, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court Palace, and the Tower of London, October 2017.

NATIONAL

“French art on the American frontier: How a Napoleonic history painting made its way into the Salt Lake City Mormon temple,” 47th annual conference of Nineteenth-century French Studies, Manhattan, NY, November 2022.

“Minerva Teichert’s Native Americans Paintings and the Art of Benevolent Racism,” 52nd annual Mormon History Association conference, Logan, UT, June 2022.

“Sexual Politics in the Popular Prints of Allied-Occupied Paris, 1814-1819,” 7th Feminist Art History conference, American University, Washington D.C., September 24-26, 2021.

“Bathsheba W. Smith, Alice Merrill Horne, and the Establishment of a Zion Art Dynasty,” Annual Mormon History Association conference, Rochester, New York, June 10-11, 2021.

“’Sure A Strong Devil’: A. B. Wright, Mabel Frazer, and the Making of the 1937 Sexual Misconduct Case at the University of Utah” (with Emily Larsen), Annual Mormon History Association conference, Park City, Utah, June 10-11, 2021.

“Occupational Hazards, or What Happens When Parisian Women Embrace Military Wear, c. 1815,” Fashioning the Resistance, 107th annual College Art Association conference, New York, February 15, 2019.


CURRENT PROJECTS

Book. Modernity’s Muses: Women, Art, and Culture in Post-Revolutionary Paris. Work in progress.

Article. “Dressed to Disarm: Sexual Politics and Women’s Fashion in Allied-Occupied Paris, 1814-1818.” Work in progress to be submitted in Fall 2022 to Nineteenth-century Art Worldwide or Journal18.

Book. Artistic Frontiers: Women and the Making of the Utah Art Scene, 1880-1950. With Emily Larsen. Work in progress.

Retrospective exhibition. “Surveying the LDS-Mormon Visual Art Tradition.” Organized by the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts, New York City. Co-curated with Ashlee Whitaker and Brontë Hebdon. With venues in New York City (Ukrainian Institute), Salt Lake City (Church History Museum & Utah Museum of Contemporary Art), and elsewhere, 2024-2025.

Essay. “Globetrotting New Mormon Women and the Art of Travel, 1900-1950,” An Anthology of Mormon Art, eds. Mason Kamana Allred and Amanda Beardsley (New York: Oxford University Press, 2025).

Section. “Mormon Art,” Variations on Christian Art: Mennonite, Mormon, Quaker, and Swedenborgian, ed. Diane Apostolos-Cappadona. Under contract with Bloomsbury Press. Projected publication: 2023.

Research Study. “‘Are You My Mother?’: Depictions of Heavenly Mother in Latter-day Saint Art.” Sarah M. Coyne and Heather Belnap, with Ashley LeBaron-Black, Jane Shawcroft, Megan Gale, J. Andan Sheppard, Chenae Christensen-Duerden.

Essay. “The Visual and Material Culture of Religion in Enlightenment Europe,” A Cultural History of the Enlightenment, ed. Brett McInelly. A Cultural History of Religion series, ed. Brett McInelly (London: Bloomsbury). Accepted for publication in 2018 (series delayed).