Mia L. Bagneris is Associate Professor of Art of the African Diaspora and Studies of Race in Western Art at Tulane University. She is also Director of the Africana Studies Program. Concentrating primarily on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and American art and visual culture, much of her scholarship explores the representation of race in the Anglo-American world and the place of images in the histories of slavery, colonialism, empire, and the construction of national identities. Attendant to these concerns, she has focused particularly on depictions of mixed-race or ambiguously raced bodies that trouble, transgress, and potentially disrupt constructed racial orders by exposing their artificial and often arbitrary foundations. She is the author of Colouring the Caribbean: Race and the art of Agostino Brunias (2017).