Dr. Samantha Burton

Samantha Burton is a lecturer in the Department of Art History at the University of Southern California, where she teaches undergraduate classes on visual culture, modern and contemporary art, the history of photography, and more. Her research focuses on transnational mobility and cultural exchange in the nineteenth-century British World. Sam is currently completing a book manuscript that examines the ways in which white settler Canadian women artists who lived and worked in Britain managed multiple and often competing ideas about empire, race, and national identity in the decades prior to World War I. Her research has been published in venues that include Victorian Studies, Journal of Canadian Art History, and Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. Her biography of the artist Helen McNicoll, published by the Art Canada Institute, was released in 2017.