Laura Somenzi, M.A.

Doctoral Fellow

Laura Maria Somenzi completed her B.A. in 2013 in the History of Art at the Johns Hopkins University with a thesis titled, "Agostino di Duccio: an Artist of 'rilievo'," and there also completed a minor in Museum Studies. Laura received her M.A. from Emory University in 2016 with the thesis "Building Knowledge to Fortify City and Soul in Francesco di Giorgio's 'Trattati'," under the supervision of Prof. C. Jean Campbell. Laura is currently a doctoral candidate and Laney Graduate Fellow in the Art History department at Emory. Between 2017–2018, she held a Junior Research Fellowship at the Medici Archive Project in Florence and in May 2018 she joined the department Alessandro Nova as a Predoctoral Fellow. Laura's work focuses on questions regarding artistic invention, the creation of sacred space, and the nature of pictorial response in Italian art of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Her dissertation project is titled "Treasuries, Invention and the Teodelinda Chapel in Monza."

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