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Joseph Albanese (2018) studies Latin-American religious images and their connections to fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Northern European artworks. His dissertation, which is supervised jointly by Elizabeth Honig and Todd Olson, will examine Marian Statue Paintings from Peru to shed light on previously unexplored intersections of materiality and devotion in the Spanish Viceroyalties and Europe.
Joseph graduated with his double BA in Art History, History, and Spanish Literature from the George Washington University in 2017 and MA in Early Northern European Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2018. At the Courtauld, Joseph wrote his Master’s thesis about depicting gender and supernatural identities in woodcuts from early printed editions of Fernando de Rojas’ play, La Celestina.