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Dr Jessica Maratsos

Dr Jessica Maratsos

Keith Sykes Fellow in Italian Studies, Pembroke College


Jessica received her BA from Amherst College, an MPhil from Cambridge University, and her PhD from Columbia University, where she also served as a Core Lecturer in Art Humanities.  Prior to returning to Cambridge she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard University (2015-16) and Assistant Professor at the American University of Paris (2016-18).  Her research focuses on the intersection of religious traditions and pictorial innovation in Renaissance Italy, and she is currently completing a monograph on the Florentine painter Jacopo Pontormo. 

Key Publications

  • “Michelangelo, Vittoria Colonna, and the Afterlife of Intimacy,” The Art Bulletin (2017): 69-101.
  • “Pictorial Theology and the Paragone in Pontormo’s Capponi Chapel,” Art History (2017): 938-963.