Emily Casey

Assistant Professor of Art History

Emily Casey


Emily Casey is assistant professor of art history at Saint Mary's College of Maryland. She teaches classes on art and material culture in the early modern Atlantic world. She earned her PhD in art history from the University of Delaware, where her dissertation, “Waterscapes: Representing the Sea in the American Imagination, 1760-1800,” explored how eighteenth-century British Americans visualized their place in a global world through representations of the sea in art, literature, and material culture. Her research examines the relationships between visual culture and the development of global empires in the eighteenth century. Emily has received grants and fellowships to support her research from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts, the Peabody-Essex Museum, and the National Maritime Museum in London. Emily received her A.B. from Smith College. She has also worked at the Smith College Museum of Art, Winterthur Museum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Note: To schedule my office hours, make an appointment on my Google calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UURHNjdBcURTMy1LfGRlZmF1bHR8MDdkYzQyODQzMDAyMDkwOTNiZGIxNDM5YzFhZThkMGQ

Areas of Research Specialization

  • Early Modern Atlantic World
  • Art of the Americas


  • Ph.D. in Art History at University of Delaware,
  • A.B. in Art History/French Studies at Smith College,