Marissa Vigneault received her PhD in the History of Art from Bryn Mawr College, specializing in global artistic production of the twentieth-and-twenty-first centuries, as well as late-nineteenth-century European art. Dr. Vigneault’s dissertation, Expanding Spaces and Porous Borders in the Artworking of Bracha L. Ettinger, explores the artistic and written production of Bracha L. Ettinger, focusing on her use of photographic and textual material, reworking of Classical mythology from a feminist standpoint, and renegotiations of the terms of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis. Dr. Vigneault’s most recent research focuses on issues of desire and bodily representation in the paintings of Ghada Amer and Cecily Brown. Dr. Vigneault was a 2009 recipient of the Doris Sill Carland Prize for Excellence in Teaching Assistance at Bryn Mawr College. Before coming to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Dr. Vigneault taught art history at The College of New Jersey and Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.