Rebecca Levitan

Rebecca Levitan (2015) studies the art and architecture of the ancient Mediterranean world. Her research centers around Greek sculpture, as well as the reception of classical antiquity in Europe and the United States. She has excavated, drafted, and surveyed in Greece (American Excavations at the Athenian Agora, Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace, Small Cycladic Islands Project) and Italy (Gabii Project, Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia).

Levitan received her B.A. in Art History from Emory University and her M.Litt in Ancient History...

Mary Lewine

Mary Lewine works on objects deposited into Buddhist statues in East Asia, with a particular focus on stamped and printed replications of Buddha images. She is interested in conceptions of sacred presence, iconicity, ontologies of the relic, and the poetics of the hidden. Her research explores transregional circulations of knowledge and material culture through Buddhist networks; the agency of the seal; and iconographic development. Her dissertation focuses on a particular category of statue deposit prevalent among the deposit assemblages of 13th and 14th century statues from Kansai...

Evie Lincoln

Evelyn Lincoln (PhD 1994) is Professor of the History of Art & Architecture and Italian Studies at Brown University, where she teaches the history of early modern European art and architecture, specializing in the history of printmaking and history of the book and book illustration in Italy. She is the author of The Invention of the Italian Renaissance Printmaker (Yale UP 2000) and Brilliant Discourse (Yale UP 2014), and articles on early modern Roman printing and publishing, authorship, and notions of intellectual property.


Josephine Lopez

Josie Lopez (2009) is currently conducting research and writing her dissertation in New Mexico with the support of the SMU Eleanor Tufts Fellowship. Her dissertation examines nineteenth-century political satire and caricature in the prints of Mexican lithographer Constantino Escalante.

Vanessa Lyon

J. Vanessa Lyon (2011) is Associate Professor of Art History at Bennington College where she Directs the Visual Arts Lecture Series. Lyon’s first book Figuring Faith and Female Power in the Art of Rubens was published in 2020 (Amsterdam UP). In 2021, she was guest curator of Girl You Want, the inaugural exhibition of the contemporary art center ArtYard in Frenchtown, NJ. Lyon’s novel, The Groves is forthcoming as an Audible Original in 2021.

William Ma

William H. Ma (2008) is writing a dissertation on the art and craft workshops at the French Jesuit Orphanage Tushanwan in Shanghai in the early twentieth century. His main areas of interest include the artistic exchange between China and the West (Europe and America) during the late-imperial period, regionalism in Chinese art, and Chinese export art in Guangzhou (Canton).

Laure Marest

Laure Marest-Caffey (Ph.D. 2017) is the Cornelius and Emily Vermeule Assistant Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She oversees with her colleagues one of the largest and most encyclopedic collections in the United States. She is currently working on several new permanent galleries and a catalog of the MFA’s world-class collection of ancient engraved gems. Laure received in 2018 an award from the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) for her research on social networks evidenced in the clay sealings excavated at Seleucia on the Tigris, Iraq. She has...

Elizabeth McFadden

Elizabeth McFadden (Ph.D. 2020) specializes in early modern fashion and dress. She wrote her dissertation on fur clothing in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England and Holland. In the past she has interned at The Museum at FIT and the V&A. She earned her MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London where she was recently a Kress Fellow. She currently resides in Paris.

Cristin McKnight Sethi

Cristin McKnight Sethi (Ph.D., 2015) is Assistant Professor of Art History at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University where she teaches a variety of courses on visual and material culture from South and Southeast Asia. She is completing a book on the production, circulation, and display of embroidered textiles in pre- and post-Partition Punjab.

Ara H. Merjian

Ara H. Merjian is Associate Professor of Italian Studies and an affiliate of the Institute of Fine Arts and the Department of Art History, New York University. He is the author of Giorgio de Chirico and the Metaphysical City: Nietzsche, Paris, Modernism (Yale University Press, 2014). Forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in 2019, and funded by a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant, is the new volume, Against the Avant-Garde: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Contemporary Art and Neocapitalism, 1960-1975. He is at work on a new book titled "The Mimesis...