MARK BRAUDE is the author of The Invisible Emperor (Penguin Press, 2018) and Making Monte Carlo (Simon & Schuster, 2016). He has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, and others. He was a 2020 Visiting Fellow at the American Library in Paris, was named a 2017 Public Scholar by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis while lecturing in Stanford’s departments of Art History, French, and History.
Braude 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. His forthcoming book chronicles the life of artist and model Kiki de Montparnasse, focusing on her professional and romantic entanglement with the photographer Man Ray in 1920s Paris, to be published by W.W. Norton. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and their daughter.