MARK BRAUDE is the author of three books of nonfiction: Kiki Man Ray (soon to be published by Norton), The Invisible Emperor (Penguin Press, 2018), and Making Monte Carlo (Simon & Schuster, 2016). He has been a visiting fellow at the American Library in Paris, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, an NEH Public Scholar, and a recipient of grants from the Silvers Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, and others. His work has appeared in The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, and elsewhere.

Braude holds a PhD in History and Visual Culture from the University of Southern California and an MA in French Studies from New York University. He has been a lecturer in Stanford’s departments of Art History, French, and History, where he was named a Knight Fellows Favorite Professor. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and their two daughters.

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