- Textile history
- Novecento painting
- Gender and Italian Fascism
- Art and labor
- “Presence and Evasion: The Gendered Looking of Giosetta Fioroni”, in Giosetta Fioroni: Alter Ego (exhibition catalogue London), ed. Anna Dumont, Giosetta Fiorini and Hans Ulrich Obrist, London 2021.
- Review of Marit Paasche, “Hannah Ryggen Threads of Defiance”, Women’s Art Journal, Spring/Summer 2021.
- Review of Zoë Thomas, “Women Art Workers and the Arts and Crafts Movement”, Women’s Art Journal, 41, 2 (2020), 62–64.
Anna Dumont is completing a Ph.D. at Northwestern University in Chicago. Her work traces the history of women’s labor and its relationship to the field of art in the 19th and 20th centuries, with a particular focus on how textile production came to be defined as craft, art, or industry in the period of Italian industrialization along gendered lines. Her research has been supported by a Venetian Research Grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation (2019–2020), a Lily Auchincloss Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies from the American Academy in Rome (2020–2021), and a Chester Dale Fellowship from the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. (2021–2022). As a curatorial fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Textiles from 2022–2023, she contributed to a forthcoming exhibition of global textiles of the nineteenth century, and she has also written on gender in Italian art from Artemisia Gentileschi to Giosetta Fioroni. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Religion from the University of Rochester (2015).