Alessandra Russo, Columbia University
Smart Lecture Series
Alessandra Russo, Columbia University, has been trained in art history and historical anthropology at the Universitá di Bologna, at the Universiteit Leiden, and at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in Paris, where she received her Ph.D. (2006). Her dissertation was awarded the EHESS best dissertation prize. Before joining the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, at Columbia, in 2007, she had been visiting researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas (UNAM, Mexico).
Professor Russo has authored several books and articles and teaches courses on the Early Modern Iberian Worlds, with a special emphasis on the theory, practice, and displaying of the arts, between 1400 and 1600. Her new book manuscript is entitled A New Antiquity. Theories of the Arts and Iberian Expansion (1400–1600).
During the 2012–2013 academic year she has been invited as a research fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study), in Berlin. She has been a visiting professor at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (July, 2010), and at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in Paris (May, 2011 and May 2015).
Professor Russo is also an afiliated faculty of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS), a member of the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) and of the Blinken European Institute, Columbia University.
The public lecture is sponsored by the Department Art History and generously supported by the Smart Family Foundation.
Reception will follow.
Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.