Anatole Upart is a PhD candidate specializing in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture. His dissertation, "Slavic Rome: Constructing Foreign Communities in an Early Modern Italian City" examines art and the built environment of the national churches for Slavs in Rome, 1450-1750. He received his BFA in printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1999) and MA in art history from UIC (2011). During his undergrad years he worked as an intern and a research assistant at the Art Institute of Chicago (Prints and Drawings Department) on Soviet WWII propaganda posters. In 2016/2017 Anatole was a Fulbright Fellow in Italy at the Bibliotheca Hertziana.