Institut für Kunstgeschichte




University of Washington, Seattle, WA
• PhD: Italian Renaissance Art History (2012 – 2017)
Completed: June 9, 2017
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Lingo
Fields of Study: Italian medieval, renaissance and baroque art; sculptural and architectural history; multimedia installations; activation of sacred space; humanism and the paragone; ancient art and archaeology in the renaissance; representations of the body; cross-cultural/international relations
Dissertation: “Body and Apparition: Material Presence in Sixteenth-Century Italian Religious Sculpture”

• MA: Italian Renaissance Art History (2008 – 2012)
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Lingo
Thesis: “Nicholas Cordier’s Il Moro: The African as “Christian Antiquity” in Early-Modern Rome”

Smith College, Northampton, MA
• BA Double Major: Art History, Italian Studies (2004 – 2008)

L’Università di Firenze, Florence, Italy
• Attended through Smith College Junior Year Abroad Program (Fall 2006 – Spring 2007)

Languages: Fluent in Italian; speaking skills in French and German; reading knowledge of French, German, and Latin


Awards, Travel Grants

• 2017 College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Medalist Award, University of Washington
Campus-wide award, for academic excellence in the Humanities

• 2017 de Cillia Graduating with Excellence Award, University of Washington
Faculty-nominated award for academic record and scholastic achievements

• 2016 Spring, de Cillia Teaching with Excellence Award, University of Washington
In recognition of student engagement, course innovation, and mastery of subject matter

• 2014 Fall, Lloyd W. Nordstrom Art Scholarship, University of Washington
In recognition of academic achievement

• 2016 Summer, 2014 Summer, 2011 Summer, Thelma I. Pell Research and Recognition Award, University of Washington
Travel research across Italy

• 2009 Spring, Gerberding Travel Scholarship, University of Washington Rome Program
Travel research: Rome

• 2007 Summer, Blumberg Travel Scholarship, Smith College, Florence Study Abroad Program
Travel research: Puglia, Calabria, Sicily


• 2016 Spring, Foreign PhD Research Fellowship, Dutch University Institute of Art History (Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell’Arte), Florence, Italy
Dissertation Research: Archivio di Stato, Florence, Italy

• 2014 Spring, Samuel H. Kress Foundation Short-term Graduate Fellowship, Florence, Italy
Dissertation Research: Medici Archives Project, Archivio di Stato, Florence, Italy