MARK BRAUDE is the author of The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba From Exile to Escape (Penguin Press) and Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle (Simon & Schuster). He is working on a book of narrative nonfiction about 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.
Mark will be a Visiting Fellow at the American Library in Paris (Spring 2020, postponed) and was named a 2017-2018 Public Scholar by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was previously 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. He holds a PhD in History and Visual Culture from USC, an MA in French Studies from NYU, and a BA from UBC. His work has appeared in The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, and other publications, and he has spoken at venues including the US Department of State, the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab, and the d.school. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and their daughter.