PhD candidate Layla Seale has joined the editorial board for the Journal of the LUCAS (Leiden University) Graduate Conference in The Netherlands.
Layla Seale's work currently analyzes fifteenth-century Northern European painting and illuminated manuscripts, and specifically examines representations of Hell, devils and demons. She received her M.A. from American University in Washington, D.C. where she focused on Quattrocento cassoni panels and American women printmakers at the turn of the twentieth-century.
Before matriculating in Rice's PhD program, Seale worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The World Bank within the Archives of Development. Her doctoral research interests also include female spectatorship in late medieval private devotion, and the intersection of gender performance and economic class.
The Journal of the LUCAS Graduate Conference is an annual, peer-reviewed journal, published in Open Access by Leiden University Library. It was created as a publication platform for the biennial LUCAS Graduate Conference, organized by the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, and aims to publish a selection of the very best work presented at this conference. In addition, the JLGC provides LUCAS-affiliated PhD researchers with the opportunity to acquire and develop a range of academic skills, including editing, peer reviewing, and digital publishing.