NICOLE GEORGOPULOS is a PhD candidate specializing in mid-nineteenth-century French painting and drawing. Her dissertation examines representations of mirrors and reflections in French painting in the age of Realism. Her master’s thesis, for which she received an Elizabeth and Philip F. Palmedo Award, focused on the late landscapes of Gustave Courbet and their intersection with early evolutionary biology. Before coming to Stony Brook, she received a bachelor’s degree in History and Literature from Reed College. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate from the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art, where she researched the looting of archaeological sites in Nazi-occupied Greece. She is a W. Burghardt Turner Fellow and a Graduate Council Fellow, and has held positions at the International Foundation for Art Research and the Morgan Library and Museum.