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Suzanne M. Scanlan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Phone: (860) 297-5232 Office Location: Hallden
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Trinity College faculty member since 2019
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Ph.D., Brown Univ. (2010)
M.A., Brown Univ. (2006)
B.A., Stonehill College (2002)

Suzanne Scanlan’s research centers on women as artists, patrons and collectors from the Renaissance through the modern period. Since 2010, Scanlan has been on the faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design where she teaches courses on the art, architecture and material culture of early modern Europe. She has developed several collaborative courses with studio faculty and museum curators, from the role of the artist on the Grand Tour to the History of Drawing. Her most recent work is a book entitled Divine and Demonic Imagery at Tor de’Specchi, 1400-1500: Religious Women and Art in Fifteenth-Century Rome (Amsterdam University Press, 2018). In spring 2017, her co-authored article “Death Did Not Become Her: Unconventional Women and the Problem of Female Commemoration in Early Modern Rome” won the prize for Best Article from Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Her current research project, partially funded by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities through the National Endowment for the Humanities and the RISD Professional Development Fund, explores relationships between early female graduates of RISD and the arts, manufacturing and industrial landscapes of Providence.