Nicole Williams is currently a Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellow in American Art. Her dissertation, The Shade of Private Life: The Right to Privacy and the Press in Turn-of-the-Century American Art, examines key works by John White Alexander, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Thomas Eakins, and Edward Lamson Henry in relation to contemporary critiques of the press and the development of a legal discourse on the right to privacy. Nicole earned her B.A. from Harvard College in 2009. She has held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, The Neuberger Museum of Art, and The Harvard Art Museums.