Stephanie Wisowaty
Writer in Residence

Stephanie Wisowaty is a PhD candidate in History of Art at Yale University. Her dissertation, supervised by Prof. Jacqueline Jung and Dr. Laurence Kanter, examines the materiality, mobility and mediatory powers of double-sided painted processional crosses in late medieval central 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. She joins us in Spoleto for research and will guide co-residents on a visit to the quattrocento frescoes in Assisi.  

Prior to her doctoral work Stephanie received a BA in French and German Literature from Yale University (2016) followed by an MA in 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 Predoctoral Fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Dr. Tanja Michalsky’s department “Cities and Spaces in Premodernity.”