Victoria Hepburn is a first year PhD student. Her research focuses on the history of British art in the nineteenth century. Before coming to Yale, Victoria completed an MA in art history at Case Western Reserve University, where she presented her qualifying paper, “Frederick Sandys and the Autumn of Empire.” She received her BA from Northeastern Illinois University. Victoria has presented papers on the contemporary resonance of William Morris and on the Victorian artist Frederick Sandys at graduate art history conferences across the country. She has worked as a research assistant for the exhibition Shadows and Dreams: Pictorialist Photography in America at the Cleveland Museum of Art. More recently, Victoria has worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art conducting research for an upcoming exhibition of the work of Frederick Sandys. Victoria has also curated her own shows, including The Pictured Page: Black and White Book Illustration from Britain and the United States, 1890-1950, which was exhibited in the department of special collections at Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library. In 2016, Victoria was the recipient of the Graduate Dean’s Instructional Excellence Award, given at Case Western Reserve University in recognition of providing outstanding instruction as a graduate teaching assistant of art history. Victoria is excited to embark on her doctoral journey at Yale and to explore her new home of New Haven.