Sara Berkowitz is a PhD candidate and the Undergraduate Advisor for the Department of Art History and Archaeology. Her research interests include the problem of figuration and issues of gender and sexuality in Early Modern Italy. She received her BA in Art History and Anthropology from the University of Mary Washington in 2010, and her MA in Art History from Rutgers University in 2012. Her MA Thesis, entitled “The Disastrous Body: Anxiety in Venetian Art during the War of the League of Cambrai (1509-1517),” focused on atypical representations of the female body as allegories for political critique during times of instability. Sara has held internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Zimmerli Art Museum-Rutgers University, and at the Ackland Museum of Art-UNC Chapel Hill where she received a grant to co-author a printed catalogue for the Summer 2014 exhibition: “An Eye for the Unexpected: Gifts from the Joseph McCrindle Collection.” Sara is currently a Professorial Lecturer in Renaissance Art at American University.
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