He will pursue twelve months of doctoral research at the Free University of Brussels as a member of the Culture, mobilité, territoire graduate group. His dissertation explores how the culturally diffuse “new” nations of nineteenth-century Europe were connected through mass-produced images collected by a wide public. By examining high quality lithographed advertisements produced in Brussels between 1830 and 1860, his work assesses how affordable ephemera mediated a crucial transformation in Belgian national identity during this period. Prior to returning to Cambridge, Zac was based in New York City, where he worked with major museums and other cultural organizations on strategic planning and audience development. Zac completed his MPhil at Cambridge in the History of Architecture and holds a BA from Columbia University in English and Comparative Literature.