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Elizabeth Merrill


B.A., Art and Architectural History, Columbia University, 2007
M.A., Art and Architectural History, University of Virginia, 2010
PhD Candidate

Elizabeth studies Italian Renaissance art and architecture with Professor Cammy Brothers. She received her Bachelor's degree in Art and Architectural History from Columbia University in 2007 and completed her Master's degree at UVA in 2010. Her M.A. thesis examined the Villa dei Vescovi (Padua, c. 1535) as a restitution of the ancient Roman domus. Elizabeth's dissertation focuses on the multifaceted career of the Sienese architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini in relation to the development of the architectural profession. She has published an article related to her thesis in the peer-reviewed Architectural Histories Journal (Fall 2013). Elizabeth has also has served as a teaching assistant for five undergraduate courses on art and architecture for UVA in Charlottesville and abroad. In spring 2012, she taught an undergraduate seminar on Italian Renaissance court architecture. Her research has been supported by the Renaissance Society of America (Rensselaer W. Lee Memorial Grant, 2011), the Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities (2012), the UVA-Humboldt Universität Graduate Fellowship (2012 - 2013), the Morgan Library and Drawing Institute (2013), and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation (Dumas Malone Research Fellowship, 2013 - 2014).

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