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MARK BRAUDE is the award-winning author of The Invisible Emperor (Penguin Press, 2018) and Making Monte Carlo (Simon & Schuster, 2016). He holds a PhD in History and Visual Culture from the University of Southern California, an MA in French Studies from New York University, and a BA from the University of British Columbia.

Mark has been a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) and a lecturer in Stanford’s departments of Art History, History, and French, where he was named a John S. Knight Journalism Fellows Favorite Professor. Mark will be a Visiting Fellow at the American Library in Paris (postponed from Spring 2020) and was named a 2017 Public Scholar by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Mark has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, and other publications, and spoken at venues including the US Department of State, the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab, and the d.school. His forthcoming book chronicles the life of the French artist and model Kiki de Montparnasse, focusing on her professional and romantic entanglement with the American photographer Man Ray in 1920s Paris, to be published by W.W. Norton in 2021 along with UK and German editions. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and their daughter.

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