Professor Julia Doménech has a Ph.D. in Art History from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She has taught at Middlebury College School in Spain since 2004 and also teaches in various US university programs in Madrid. She has written extensively on painting and the visual arts, especially in the long nineteenth century concentrating on gender issues, text & image relations and visual knowledge. Her book La belleza pétrea y la belleza líquida: el sujeto femenino en la poesía y las artes victorianas. (Petrified Beauty and Liquid beauty: The female subject in Victorian Poetry and Visual Arts) was published in 2010 (Editorial Fundamentos). Currently she is completing a new book on the construction of visual space in the nineteenth century.