© I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

Ingrid Greenfield

Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant to the Director for Academic Programs

Ingrid Greenfield is the panel moderator. She is Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant to the Director for Academic Programs at Villa I Tatti, Harvard University’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago, and she has worked at museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of African Arts. Her work addresses exchange between sub-Saharan West Africa and the Italian peninsula in the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries, and the collecting of foreign goods and prestige objects by elites in both regions. Recent projects include organization of the international conference “Crossroads Africa: African Engagement in the Making of Early Modernity” in 2019, a forthcoming edited volume from Harvard University Press, and writing for the exhibition “On Being Present: Recovering Blackness in the Uffizi Galleries,” highlighting the histories and historical context of Black African figures in the Uffizi collection.