Welcome

Welcome to my academic website!

I’m a scholar of medieval Mediterranean architecture, specializing in 12th-14th c. Sicilian palaces, urban development, and painted ceilings and roofs. For the 2020-2021 Academic Year, I was based in Tacoma, Washington in the Art & Art History Department of the University of Puget Sound, where I taught surveys and small specialized seminars as a Visiting Assistant Professor.

Between September 2017-November 2019, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max-Planck-Institut, where I researched medieval art and architecture in Sicily and southern Italy within the Department of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf. Before this appointment, I worked for two years as a Predoctoral Research Assistant in the same Department in Florence, Italy, while finishing my Ph.D. at Cornell University in History of Art and Visual Studies.

Here you’ll find pages related to my research and publications, courses taught and in development, and my curriculum vitae. Occasionally, I’ll post short reports about the cycling routes that I’ve taken to visit medieval sites in Italy.