Throughout the 1990s, art historian Pascale Rihouet lectured in Parisian museums and
monuments as a certified tour guide and conférencière.
Concomitantly, she founded a non-profit association for which she taught
evening classes in art history, and designed and led trips to major artistic
capitals of Europe and the American East Coast. After earning a pre-doctorate
degree from the Sorbonne in 1999, she embarked on a dual program at Brown
University and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris),
graduating with a Ph.D. in art history from both institutions in 2008. Adjunct
faculty at RISD since the Spring 2008, she has also taught undergraduates at
Wheaton College and URI, and adult learners of Brown University’s Continuing
Education. She is since July 2012 the President of the Part-Time faculty
Association at RISD.
Academic research/ areas of interest
For RISD, Dr. Rihouet developed a course entitled ‘Eighteenth-century French Art’ which
won the Innovative Course Design competition of the ASECS (American Society for
Eighteenth Century Studies) in 2009. She has offered ‘History of Glass’, which
she has also taught at Brown University (Continuing Education). She has also designed sections of the global art survey (H101), introductory or upper-level courses on Renaissance art, Baroque,
Rococo, and Modern Art.
In 2009-10, Pascale Rihouet was Professor Craig Koslofsky’s research assistant for
Evening’s Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2011). Dr. Rihouet has widely published on ritual, sociability, and material culture in Renaissance Italy. She is currently finishing The Material Culture of Processions in Renaissance Italy (tentative title) based on her dissertation.