Karen L. Carter obtained her B.A. and M.A. in Art History from the University of South Carolina, and her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Chicago.
At Kendall College of Art and Design, Karen teaches art and design history courses including the history of modern and contemporary art, art criticism, and historiography as well as the history of graphic design, prints, and illustration.
Her research interests include modern French prints and posters. Karen’s recent publications on turn-of-the-century French posters have been published in Toulouse-Lautrec and the French Imprint (exhibition catalogue, 2005), Early Popular Visual Culture (May 2010), Journal of Design History (March 2012), Nineteenth-Century French Studies (Fall/Winter 2012-2013) and Yale French Studies (December 2012).