Sharon Worley received her PhD in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2007, and her MA in Art History from Tufts University, USA, in 1991. She teaches Art History and Humanities at the University of Houston-Downtown, and area universities and colleges in Houston, Texas. She is the former curator of the Cape Ann Historical Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts (1993–2000), and is the author of numerous publications on art history, literature and culture. Her publications include A Feminist Analysis of Gender and Primogeniture in French Neoclassical Tragedy (2012) and Louise Stolberg’s Florentine Salon and Germaine de Staël’s Coppet Circle: The Politics of Patronage, Neoclassicism and the Code of Freedom in Napoleonic Italy (2014). She was also a Visiting Scholar in Residence at the American Academy in Rome in the summer of 2013.