Daniel Harkett

Associate Professor, Art Department

Colby College

Daniel Harkett earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh and his PhD from Brown University. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in the Society of Fellows at Columbia University, he taught at the Rhode Island School of Design for almost a decade. Recently he moved to Colby College, where he is an associate professor in the Art Department.

Harkett’s research focuses on nineteenth-century French art, especially its intersection with cultures of display. He has published essays on topics including the afterlife of art from the French Revolution, the role of art in elite salons, and human exhibition in the context of a giraffe craze. He has also co-edited, with Katie Hornstein, a book of essays on the once wildly popular but now almost forgotten artist Horace Vernet titled, Horace Vernet and the Thresholds of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture.