Barbora Bartunkova is a third-year Ph.D. student in the History of Art Department at Yale University. She explores how art and visual culture are imbricated in the sociopolitical and historical fabric of Europe, from the nineteenth century to the present. Her research interests include French modernity, interwar avant-gardes, and the relationship between art and politics during the Cold War. Barbora holds an M.A. with Distinction in the History of Art from University College London, where she also completed her undergraduate degree in French with Film Studies. As part of this program she spent a year at the Université Paris-Sorbonne. During her studies in London, she worked as a curatorial volunteer at the Royal Academy of Arts and at Annely Juda Fine Art, a leading contemporary art gallery. She further served as a curatorial assistant at the Lobkowicz Collections and as a rights and reproductions coordinator at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. At Yale, Barbora has been a graduate organizer of the Modernist Forum, a platform hosting events in the History of Art Department that introduce the Yale community to the work of scholars of modern and contemporary art, as well as curators, artists, and other art practitioners.