Sandra Gómez Todó

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Graduate Student

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Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century European

Sandra Gómez Todó is a Graduate Research Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate specializing in eighteenth and nineteenth-century British art. She is currently working on her dissertation “Unmasking Georgian Femininities: The Visual and Material Culture of the Female Masquerader in England,” which explores the inextricable association between femininity and masquerades, and its realization in British visual and material culture from 1700 to 1820. This study demonstrates how the iconography of the female masquerader pervaded Georgian imagery, acting as a primary vehicle to comment on and formulate models of femininity. Her research interests include depictions of womanhood, spaces of female agency, entertainment culture, forms of costume and disguise, and the interactions between portraiture and print market.

Sandra’s work has been generously supported by: the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, College Art Association, Historians of British Art, La Caixa Foundation, and the University of Iowa. She has presented aspects of her research at the College Art Association, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. She holds a B.A. in Art History from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an M.A. in Comparative Studies of Literature, Art and Thought from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Before arriving at the University of Iowa, Sandra worked at the Fundación de Amigos del Museo del Prado and at the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas in Madrid.