Associate Professor, Art History
A specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture with a focus on Rome, Stephanie Leone studies the topics of patronage, the papal court, secular architecture, architectural production, the building industry, art collecting, and material culture. Her publications include a monograph on the Palazzo Pamphilj in Piazza Navona, an edited volume on the art patronage of the Pamphilj family, and articles and chapters on the art and architecture of palaces, the Pamphilj art collections, and other subjects. Along with traditional art historical methods, Professor Leone employs digital technology in her research and teaching. She is using historical network analysis in her monographic study of Pope Innocent X’s patronage and the architectural production of his building sites in mid-seventeenth-century Rome, which will result in the book, Innocent X Pamphilj (1644-1655): Building Baroque Rome.
Professor Leone teaches the introduction to art history and upper-level courses on the Early Renaissance, High Renaissance, and Baroque periods in Italy (ca. 1300-1750). In the Core Curriculum, she teaches an Enduring Questions course on Venetian art, architecture and the environment, which is paired with an Earth and Environmental Sciences course on coastal geology and development. In undergraduate seminars, she explores topics related to her research, such as Italian palaces and the history of collections and museums. Using digital technology in course projects, her students become collaborators in the iterative process of research and knowledge.