Stephanie Wisowaty

Stephanie Wisowaty is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the History of Art Department,

specializing in medieval art with a particular focus on Italy. Her dissertation explores the

materiality and mobility of double-sided painted processional crosses in thirteenth and

fourteenth-century Italy. The project investigates how such objects invited a multisensorial and

imaginative devotional process, and how they participated in and contributed to the artistic

innovations and identity-building practices of burgeoning religious communities in late medieval

central Italy.

Stephanie holds a BA in French and German Literature from Yale University (2016) and an MA

with Distinction in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art supervised by Prof.

Joanna Cannon (2017). In 2016 she curated an exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery

entitled “Le Goût du Prince: Art and Prestige in Sixteenth Century France.” She has also held

curatorial internships at the Bargello (Florence) and the Museum der Angewandten Kunst

(Vienna). As of March 2022 Stephanie is a two-year Predoctoral Fellow at the Bibliotheca

Hertziana in Dr. Tanja Michalsky’s department “Cities and Spaces in Premodernity.”