Manon Gaudet studies nineteenth and twentieth-century North American art, with a particular interest in the ongoing impacts of settler-colonialism and intercultural exchange. Her dissertation critically examines how a land-based, property logic permeates twentieth-century visual culture and how settler artists and designers upheld and visually reproduced the dispossession of Indigenous land.
Prior to Yale, she received an MA in Art History from Carleton University and a BA with Honours from the University of Alberta. Her professional experience includes internships at the Smithsonian Institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum and work with the Carleton University Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Alberta. Her writing has been published in Third Text, Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art, and Border Crossings magazine.