Interim Professor, Art History
Ph.D. Candidate, Penn State University, State College, Pa, 2007-Present.
M.A., University of Memphis – Memphis, TN, 2006
B.A., Rhodes College – Memphis, TN; 2003.
Natalie Harris is a fourth year Ph.D. Candidate on loan from Penn State University for the 2010-2010 academic year. She received her B.A. in Art History in 2003 from Rhodes College in Memphis, and her M.A. in Art History and Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies in 2006 from the University of Memphis. Although she loves all things pretaining to the Italian Renaissance, she is particularly fond of the artists of the North, specifically those practicing in the Venato region. Her dissertation, "Venice and the Vivarini," examines the careers and workshop of a little-known Venetian painting family contemporary with Jacopo Bellini, using the artistic output of the family to explore issues of cultural anxiety in an ever-shrinking world.