Jennifer L. Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University, is a scholar of British and American art from the 18th century to the present day. Her scholarship approaches the history of art through its intersections with print history, material studies, the theory and practice of making, and the history and philosophy of science. Roberts is author of Mirror-Travels: Robert Smithson and History (2004), Jasper Johns/In Press: The Crosshatch Works and the Logic of Print (2012), and Transporting Visions: The Movement of Images in Early America (2014), and coauthor of the textbook American Encounters: Art, History, and Cultural Identity (2007).
She is currently serving as the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Faculty Director of the Arts at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. Roberts gave the Wyeth Lecture in American Art at the National Gallery of Art in 2013, and University of Cambridge’s Slade Lectures in the Fine Arts in 2019.