Dr Shannon Gilmore-Kuziow
Associate Fellow, Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Areas of expertise: art and architectural history; medieval and early modern studies; ritual practice; sacred space; affective piety; material culture
Phone: +61 3 9953 3603
Location: ACU Melbourne Campus
Shannon specializes in the religious art and architecture of Renaissance Italy, and her primary research interests include affective piety, the ritual construction of sacred space, and the function of devotional art in vernacular culture. She is also intrigued by the role that local religious cults played in expressing and shaping social identities in late medieval towns.
As an Associate Fellow at ACU, Shannon serves as a postdoctoral researcher for Professor Peter Howard’s ARC Discovery project on ‘The Sistine Chapel and the Visual Art of Preaching’. She is also currently working on a book project derived from her dissertation, which examines fifteenth-century devotional movements surrounding Tuscan miraculous images.
Prior to ACU, Shannon received her Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her formal education commenced at Furman University in South Carolina, where she graduated with honors in Art History. Following her Bachelor’s degree, Shannon became a fellow in Syracuse University’s graduate program in Florence, Italy and completed her Masters in Italian Art. While in Florence, she served as an intern at the Uffizi Gallery and worked as an academic lecturer for both Furman and Syracuse.
Books and Journal Articles
- (forthcoming) “Perugino’s Sistine Chapel Altarpiece: The Papal Liturgy and Pope Sixtus IV’s Promotion of the Marian Cult,” Renaissance Quarterly.
- (forthcoming) “Pope Sixtus IV at Santa Maria del Popolo: Marian Devotion and the Papal Agenda,” The Sixteenth Century Journal.
- (2020) 'Miracles at the Margins: The Miraculous Image of Santa Maria delle Carceri in Prato’. In The Art of the Poor: The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe 1300-1600, Rembrandt Duits (ed.), (Bloomsbury).
- (2016) Review of Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art, by E. R. Truitt. Parergon 33.2, 174-176.
- postdoctoral researcher for Professor Peter Howard’s ARC Discovery project (DP190100288), ‘The Sistine Chapel and the Visual Art of Preaching’ (2019-21).
Accolades and awards
- 2018-2019 Grace Frank Dissertation Grant, the Medieval Academy of America, Cambridge, MA, USA
- 2017-2018 The Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation European Studies Fellowship
- 2017-2018 Graduate Humanities Research Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
- 2013-2017 Mallory Fellowship, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Appointments and affiliations
- 2019 Dean’s Prize Teaching Fellow (Instructor of Record), University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
- 2017 Teaching Assistant, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, Australia
- 2013-2016 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
- 2010-2013 Teaching Assistant and Field Studies Lecturer, Syracuse University in Florence, Italy
- 2008-2009 Fellow in the Florence Graduate Program, Syracuse University in Florence, Italy