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Sarah W. Mallory

Sarah Mallory

Plant Humanities Summer Program

Mallory’s work focuses on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art and environmental history, with a particular interest the relationship between bodies, landscapes, and colonial ideologies. She has a special interest in early modern European conceptions of nature and environment, most especially the ways in which encounters with plants initiate experiences, disseminate knowledge, shape identities, and define territories. Her dissertation combines her interests by examining visual histories of wetland ecologies in the Netherlands and the Americas.

Sarah W. Mallory is a PhD candidate in art history and architecture at Harvard University. She holds a BA in science, technology, and culture studies from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MA in decorative arts and design history from Parsons The New School for Design, and an MA in art history and archaeology from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. She has worked at various museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, and the Harvard Art Museums. She recently co-organized the international conference “Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures,” and contributed an essay to the edited volume Dutch Golden Age(s): The Shaping of a Cultural Community (Brepols, 2020).