Current Ph.D. student Claire Spadafora has published an article in Notes on Early Modern Art, vol. 4, no. 2 (2017), pp. 37-46: Rome's First Guida Popolare: Giuseppe Vasi's Itinerario Istuttivo.
Claire received a bachelor’s degree in the history of art from Washington and Lee University, and completed a master’s degree in the history of art from the University of Illinois, Chicago, before matriculating at Rice. Her current interests include developments in style and taste, travel and the building of collections, and original documents. She has held curatorial internships and fellowships at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Newberry Library, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as a position at Christie’s. Her fellowships at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston have been supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is the 2017-18 William A. Camfield Fellow in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.