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Leslie Cozzi

B.A., Yale University, History of Art, 2003
M.A., University of Virginia, McIntire Department of Art and Architectural History, 2007
Ph.D. Candidate, McIntire Department of Art and Architectural History

Major Interests: Contemporary Art and Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Art and Language, Italian Art from the Renaissance to the Present

Leslie is a graduate of Yale University, where she was awarded Distinction in the History of Art and the A. Conger Goodyear Senior Essay Prize for her thesis on the Bolognese painter Francesco Francia. Since 2007, she has been working under the direction of Dr. Howard Singerman on contemporary Italian art. Her Dissertation, "'Un sistema che cambia': Social Protest, Contemporary Art, and the Rise of Italian Feminism," discusses the involvement of women artists and visual poets in organized Italian feminism during the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to being awarded a 2010-2011 Fulbright Fellowship to conduct dissertation research in Italy, Leslie has been a member of University of Virginia's Society of Fellows (2007-2008) and was appointed the Penny and James Coulter Fellow (2005-2010) by the University of Virginia’s prestigious Jefferson Fellows Foundation. Leslie has participated in several conferences both in the U.S. and abroad, most recently the 2nd Annual Feminist Art History Conference in Washington, D.C., and she has published a chapter of her dissertation in the March 2011 issue of the peer-reviewed Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory. She has also contributed to two exhibition catalogs and writes exhibition reviews for Leslie has designed and taught a number of undergraduate courses, including a senior seminar this spring on globalization, new media, and the contemporary art market called Art Now.

Email: lfc3x at 

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