Joseph Montez is a second-year M.A. student in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century European art. He received a B.A. in Art History and History from St. Ambrose University. He wrote his undergraduate thesis on Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, her contribution to art history, and the lack of female artists in the study of art history. For his M.A. thesis, Joseph plans to continue pursuing his study of Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and her role as a female artist in 18th century France.