Lisa L. Ford is Assistant Director of Research at the Yale Center for British Art at Yale University (YCBA). Dr. Ford received her PhD in 2001 from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for a dissertation on politics and administration during the reign of Henry VII. In 2002, she became a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the YCBA, later moving to her current position. Her publications include “A World of Uses: Philadelphia Contributions to Useful Knowledge in François-André Michaux’s North American Sylva,” in Knowing Nature: Art and Science in Philadelphia, 1740-1840 (January 2012), “A Progress in Plants: Mrs. Delany’s Botanical Sources”, in Mrs. Delany and Her Circle, (Yale University Press, 2009), and “A Body in Motion: The Afterlives of the Tomb of Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton.” (Material Culture Review 74-75 (Spring 2012) / Revue de la culture matérielle 74-75 (Spring 2013). She was part of the research team for the AHRC/EPSRC-funded project “Representing Re-Formation: Reconstructing Renaissance Monuments” a study of the 16th and 17th Century tombs of the Howard Dukes of Norfolk, for which she focused on the tomb of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey in her essay “The Surrey Tomb at Framlingham: the Visual Resurrection of a Reputation” (Lindley, P. (ed.) The Howards and the Tudors: Studies in Science and Heritage (Shaun Tyas: Donington, 2015). Dr. Ford is currently working on further research which developed from the Howard tombs project, and a book on the visual and material use of the insignia of the Order of the Garter. Dr Ford oversees the Yale in London study abroad program at Yale, and has taught seminar courses on Queenship from the Tudors to the Modern Age, Early Modern Propaganda, and Fictionalizing History.