Officers & Committees

For general information on the organization of the IAS, please see our bylaws. Click on any officer’s name to contact by email.

Information on the Emerging Scholars Committee (ESC) and their activities can be found here

Further information on the responsibilities of the officers and committees may be found in the IAS By-Laws. Please consult the Vacancies page to see what opportunities are available for service to the IAS.

Board of Directors

Tenley Bick (2025)


Tenley Bick is Assistant Professor of Global Modern Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History at Florida State University. Her research on Italian art addresses postwar through contemporary Italian art in a global context, with interests in Arte Povera and the Transavanguardia, art and postcoloniality in Italy, and the history of Italian colonialism, intersecting with her work on contemporary African art. Her writings have been published in a range of scholarly journals, including Third TextPortable GrayWord & ImageAfrican Arts, and the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies (forthcoming). Other recent publications on postwar and contemporary Italian art, countercultural aesthetics, and Italian colonialism have appeared in the edited volumes Global Revolutionary Aesthetics and Politics after Paris ’68 (eds. Cloonan, Faulk, Munro, and Weber; Lantham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021), and Migrants Shaping Europe, Past and Present: Multilingual literatures, arts, and cultures (eds. Joos and Solterer; Manchester University Press, 2022).She is the founder and curator of the digital project Costellazione (, a bilingual (IT/ENG) program dedicated to mapping new directions in contemporary Italian art and activism. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Executive Vice President
Antje Gamble (2025)

Antje Gamble is an art historian of Italian modernist sculpture and trans-Atlantic exhibition practices at mid-century. She is currently an associate professor of Art History in the Department of Art & Design at Murray State University in Kentucky. Dr. Gamble’s forthcoming book, Cold War American Exhibitions of Italian Art and Design: “Italy at Work: Her Renaissance in Design Today”  (Routledge Press), looks at the 1950-53 exhibition with an interdisciplinary approach. Her scholarship has also been included in the recent volumes: Modern in the Making: MoMA and the Modern Experiment, 1929–1949 (Bloomsbury Press, 2020) and Postwar Italian Art History Today: Untying ‘the Knot’ (Bloomsbury Press, 2018); and another essay on the 1949 MoMA exhibition in Italian Modern Art. Dr. Gamble has been the chair of the Emerging Scholars Committee (ESC, 2016-2019) and is currently the Treasurer (since 2021).

Vice President for Program Coordination
Janis Elliott (2024)

Janis Elliott earned her PhD in the History of Art from the University of Warwick (UK) in 2001. She joined the Texas Tech University School of Art faculty in 2005 where she is Associate Professor and teaches the history of Medieval art, including courses on Gothic art and architecture, the late medieval Italian city, illuminated manuscripts, art and pilgrimage, Islamic art, and a study abroad course on medieval Rome. She is the Faculty Advisor for Art History majors and for the Tech Art History Society student organization. She is currently the co-director of the TTU Medieval & Renaissance Studies Center. Dr. Elliott co-edited two books and a special issue of Art History with Cordelia Warr (Manchester) on the art and patronage of fourteenth-century Naples.  Her website, is dedicated to the Angevin patronage of churches, tombs, and church decoration across southern Italy. Currently she is working on the art patronage of Queen Joanna I of Naples and intersections with Hungary.

Lucia Colombari (2025)

Lucia Colombari is Assistant Professor of Art History and Arts Management at the University of Oklahoma. A native of Bologna, Italy, her research lands at the intersection of international avant-gardes, transnational exchange, and politics of exhibitions in museums and world’s fairs during the twentieth century, with an emphasis on Italian modernism. Dr. Colombari has published articles about Italian Futurism, Italy-U.S. cultural and political relations, and exhibitionary practices in journals such as the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, as well as edited volumes and exhibition catalogues. Her current book project critically examines the role of world’s fairs and international exhibitions in the reception, dissemination, and transformation of Italian Futurism in the United States during the first decades of the twentieth century. Her research has received generous support from distinguished institutions, including the Getty Research Institute, the Italian Art Society, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Alison Perchuk (2025)

Alison Locke Perchuk (Ph.D., Yale University, 2009) is a historian of medieval Italian art and architecture. Her recent book, The Medieval Monastery of Saint Elijah: A History in Paint and Stone (Brepols, 2021) examines the roles of art, architecture, ritual, and landscape in the creation of communal identity; an Italian translation is forthcoming. She has spoken internationally, in both English and Italian, on topics ranging from male monasticism and narrative imagery of the Apocalypse to ecocriticism and medievalism. Her scholarship has been recognized by the Medieval Academy of America, the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, and CASVA. Professor of Art History at California State University Channel Islands, during the 2022–23 academic year, she is a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the Huntington Library in Pasadena CA, working on her second book, Medieval California: Medieval Art, Neomedieval Architecture, and White Identity in the Golden State, 1850–1960.


Awards Committee
Jasmine Cloud, Chair (2024)

This committee awards travel grants to graduate students, recent PhDs, and international scholars to support presentations on Italian art at any conference where the IAS is sponsoring a session (CAA, ICMS/Kalamazoo, RSA, SCSC, and SAH). It also awards two research grants: The IAS Dissertation Research Grant and the IAS Research & Publication Grant.

Members: Silvia Bottinelli (2025), Judith Steinhoff (2025), Emily Fenichel (2026), and Loren Whittaker (2026)

Emerging Scholars Committee (ESC)
Linda Mueller (interim chair), Chair (2024)

This committee is charged with creating opportunities and resources for graduate students and emerging scholars and managing a Facebook group, “IAS Emerging Scholars Committee,” and Twitter handle, #ias_esc, forums for announcements and conversations of interest to junior scholars. Learn more

Members: Jillianne Laceste (2025), Megan Reddicks Pignataro (2025), and Christina Lamb Chakalova (2026)

Membership, Outreach, & Development Committee
Nicola Camerlenghi (Development) and Katherine T. Brown (Membership), Co-Chairs (2025)

This committee is charged with growing and diversifying our membership and visibility in keeping with our mission to foster the study and appreciation of Italian art from prehistory to the present.

Members: Flavia Barbarini (2025), Caroline Koncz (2026), and Elizabeth Mangini (2026). The Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and Events Coordinator serve as ex-officio members of this committee.

Program Committee
Janis Elliott, Chair (2024)

The Program Committee shepherds IAS conference sessions from inception to completion. Vice President for Program Coordination Janis Elliott (2024) and the committee members solicit and accept conference session ideas year round.

Members: Grace Harpster (2025), Angelo Lo Conte (2025), Rebecca M. Howard (2026), and Livia Lupi (2026).

Nominating Committee
Francesca Fiorani, Chair (2025)

The Nominating Committee solicits and vets nominations for open officer, board, committee, and communication positions.

Members: Gilbert Jones (2024), Amanda K. Chen (2026), Arlene Leis (2026), and Rebecca Arnheim (2026).

Communications Team

Publications Coordinator and Newsletter Editor
Jennifer S. Griffiths (2026)

The Publications Coordinator welcomes submissions to the IAS newsletter, published three times annually.

Alexandra Dodson (2026), Publications and News and Notes Assistant, and Matteo Cocci (2024), Exhibitions Assistant

IASblog Editor
Samantha Hughes-Johnson (2026)

The blog editor looks forward to your comments and contributions to the IASblog.

Staff Writers: {coming soon}

Sarah Cantor (2026)

Direct comments and questions about the IAS website to the webmaster.

Social Media Coordinator
Elizabeth Ranieri (2026)

The Social Media Coordinator manages the IAS presence on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and Please follow us on these sites!

Events Coordinator
Eric Hupe (2025)

The Events Coordinator organizes IAS events at conferences in the USA as well as abroad in Italy.

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