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MARK BRAUDE is the author of The Invisible Emperor (Penguin Press, 2018) and Making Monte Carlo (Simon & Schuster, 2016). He’s written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, and others. He held a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) and was a lecturer in Stanford’s departments of Art History, History, and French, where he was named a Knight Journalism Fellows Favorite Professor. He’ll 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 holds a PhD in History and Visual Culture from USC, an MA in French Studies from NYU, and a BA from UBC. His next book chronicles the life of 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. Mark lives in Vancouver with his wife and their daughter.

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