Associate Professor of Art History
Beaufort: CFA 211
Bluffton: Hargray 226
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Lisa Victoria Ciresi is associate professor of art history at USCB since 2007. She earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers University (2003) and was a Fulbright scholar (Germany). She received a post-doctoral fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Program and was a research associate in the Dept. of Art History, University of Hamburg, Germany, for a project entitled, “Medieval Reliquaries as Perception and Construction of Holiness.” Her research focuses on the liturgical use and significance of reliquary shrines and the ritualization of their sacred spaces and has presented papers on related topics at international conferences. At USCB Professor Ciresi teaches introductory courses to the History of Western Art, and upper level surveys in Medieval Art, Italian Renaissance Art, and 20th century painting. In 2010 she co-organized a conference for the Early Modern Image and Text Society: “Collections and Recollections: Cultural Accumulation and Dissemination in the Early Modern Hispanic World,” held at USCB. More recently she has helped to co-author an award-winning grant proposal from the National Endowment for the Arts, whose financial support, along with OLLI, made possible USCB’s Arts Festival, 2011.