Yasemin Altun is a first-year Ph.D. student working with Dr. Susanna Caviglia in the Art History program. She graduated in 2018 summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Art History and minors in Chemistry and French. Her honors thesis examined implications of femininity in the conservation practice of Marie-Jacob Godefroid, a paintings restorer active in mid-eighteenth-century Paris. Before coming to Duke, Yasemin spent a year abroad teaching English in Northern France. She has also held positions at the Harn Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. Her research focuses on gender and materiality in French art from the long eighteenth century.