PhD, Rutgers University
Alexis L. Boylan, a joint appointment in the Art and Art History Department and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Program at the University of Connecticut, has edited Thomas Kinkade, The Artist in the Mall (Duke University Press, 2011). Boylan has published in Rethinking Marxism, Prospects, and Woman’s Art Journal and has contributed essays to several museum exhibition catalogues. She is completing her new book, Man on the Street: Masculinity, Urbanism, and Ashcan Art, a study that examines the Ashcan circle of artists and their visual commentaries on urban masculinity. Boylan’s next book project, The Case of the Two Mrs. Sloans, uses the extraordinary lives of the two wives of artist John Sloan to critically consider the cultural roles and meanings of different stages of identity for heterosexual women, namely the positions of wife, mistress, and widow.