Monica Bravo earned her PhD from Brown University in 2016. She specializes in the history of photography and the modern art of the Americas. Her dissertation and current book project examines exchanges between U.S. modernist photographers and modern Mexican artists working in painting, poetry, music, and photography, resulting in the development of a Greater American modernism in the interwar period. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the Center for Creative Photography, the Georgia O'Keeffe Research Center, the Harry Ransom Center, and the Huntington Library and Art Collections.