Alexander Coyle received his B.A. from New York University in 2007 and his M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, in 2012. He specializes in the art and architecture of late-medieval Italy. His dissertation, “Frame and Format between Byzantium and Central Italy, 1200-1300,” treats the changing role of the frame in panel paintings of the thirteenth century. His research interests include pan-Mediterranean cultural exchange, the legitimacy of the medieval image, and the concept of style.