Maria Alessia Rossi (PhD, Courtauld Institute of Art) is an Art History Specialist at the Index of Medieval Art at Princeton University. She has taught medieval and byzantine art history in diverse settings, such as the Courtauld Institute of Art, adult education institutions in London, and New Jersey prisons. Her main research interests include issues of cultural contact, transmission, and appropriation of Byzantine artistic traditions in the Balkans and in western medieval regions; the role of Christ’s miracles in both text and image in the Mediterranean after 1204; patronage patterns; and the transfer of artistic ideas and the shaping of women’s identities beyond geographical borders. Currently she is working on a book exploring the proliferation of Christ’s miracles in monumental decoration in Byzantium (1261-1330).
Alice Isabella Sullivan (PhD, University of Michigan) is a historian of medieval art, architecture, and visual culture, specializing in the artistic production of East-Central Europe and the Byzantine-Slavic cultural spheres. She has taught art history courses on medieval, Byzantine, Islamic, and early modern topics, as well as seminars on methodology and critical theory in art history. Alice’s current projects focus on the history, art, and culture of the principality Moldavia and regions of the Carpathian Mountains between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. She has published articles in The Art Bulletin, Speculum, Studies in History and Theory of Architecture, The Metropolitan Museum Journal, Romanian Medievalia, and Rutgers Art Review, and is currently working on a monograph tentatively titled Byzantium Reimagined in Moldavian Art and Architecture (partly funded by a Kress Foundation Research and Publication Grant from the International Center of Medieval Art).