Elizabeth Louise Kahn earned a master's degree from
the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. She joined the faculty of St. Lawrence
University in 1978, and in 2002 was appointed to the L.M. Flint Chair in Fine Arts. She wrote several books, including The Neglected Majority: Les Camofleurs, Art
History, and World War I (1984) and Marie Laurencin:
"Une Femme Inadaptee" in Feminist Histories of Art (2003), as well as a chapter of the anthology Modernism, Gender and
Culture: A Cultural Studies Approach (1997). She co-directed the St. Lawrence Festival
of the Arts on the topic "Art and the Vietnam Era: The Politics of Memory."