Elizabeth Bacon Eager

Art History

Assistant Professor





Elizabeth Bacon Eager joined SMU Meadows in spring 2018. Bacon Eager earned her B.A. in architecture from Yale University, her M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and her Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture from Harvard University. She specializes in the transatlantic history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art and material culture, with a focus on intersections between art, science and technology. Her current book project brings together images and objects from both the fine and the mechanical arts to consider the relationship between drawing, the body, and the production of technical knowledge in early America's industrializing society. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies/Luce Foundation, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and the American Antiquarian Society.

Elizabeth Bacon Eager