Isabelle is an Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Art History at the University of Toronto and an incoming Interdisciplinary Research Fellow (Oct ’23) at the University of Aberdeen. She was awarded her PhD in History of Art from the University of York in December 2019, with her thesis titled: A Circumpolar Landscape: Art and Environment in Scandinavia and North America, 1896-1933. Her first book is in-press with Lund Humphries as part of their Northern Lights series.

She writes and teaches at the intersection of landscape painting, environmental history, and climate change around the Circumpolar North from 1850 to the present day. Among her publications are ‘Water in the Wilderness: The Group of Seven and the Coastal Identity of Lake Superior’ in the Journal of Canadian Studies (2021) and ‘An Arctic Impressionism? Anna Boberg and the Lofoten Islands’ in Mapping Impressionist Painting in Transnational Contexts, eds. E.C. Burns and A.M. Rudy Price (2021). Additional forthcoming articles pertain to coastlines, icy materialities and panoramas, and Arctic map-making.

Isabelle’s work has, among others, received support from the New Foundation for Art History, Jackman Humanities Institute, the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Centre, the Royal Patriotic Society of Sweden, the International Commission of the History of Oceanography (ICHO) and the Association for Art History.

For more information on her current research please see the CV page. Or contact at: icbgapp@gmail.com