Christina Ferando

Christina Ferando is the Dean of Jonathan Edwards College and Lecturer in the Department of the History and Art. A specialist in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art, her interests include the history of display and reception, museology, cultural patrimony and canon formation. She has taught at Williams College and Columbia University, where she received her Ph.D., and has received numerous fellowships for her research from institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard University, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, and the American Academy in Rome, among others. 

Her publications include articles in The Burlington Magazine, Word & Image, and several edited volumes. Her first book, Exhibiting Antonio Canova: Display and the Transformation of Sculptural Theory, (Amsterdam University Press, 2023) argues that the display of Canova’s sculptures in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries shaped the legacy of important sculptural theories. She is currently working on two projects; the first examines the intersection of art, industry, and religion in the late nineteenth-century and the second, the role that sculptural heads and their display in museums had in shaping discourse about art and anthropology in nineteenth-century France.