Trent Olsen is a sixth year Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art Department at The Ohio State University where he specializes in the long nineteenth-century European art and the intersection of gender and representation. His doctoral research focuses on representations of masculinity in portraiture in post-Napoleonic France. His further research interests include European Romanticism, masculinity studies, and the transnational connections between Russia and the West.
Trent completed dual BA degrees in Humanities and Russian and an MA in Art History & Curatorial Studies at Brigham Young University.
As a native of Wyoming who went to went to college in Utah, he loves spending time in the mountains, whether it be skiing, snowboarding, hiking, or camping. When he has the time, he also aspires to be a triathlete.