Charlotte Hecht received her B.A. in American Studies from Connecticut College in 2016. Prior to graduate school, she held positions at the Department of the Interior Museum and the Smith College Museum of Art. Her interdisciplinary research is broadly focused on visual culture and politics in the United States with a particular emphasis on the relationships between art, the built environment, landscape, power, and resistance. Her dissertation focuses on cultural production at and related to landscapes impacted by the cold war legacies of U.S. military and nuclear testing. In addition to her research Charlotte is a Wurtele Gallery Teacher at the Yale University Art Gallery.