Two Women Professors Are Among the Four Finalists for Book Award in Art History

Two women are among four finalists for the 2012 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award presented by the College Art Association. The award is given to a distinguished book on the history of art published between September 2010 and August 2011. The winners will be announced in January and presented in February in Los Angeles.

The two women finalists are:

Rebecca Messbarger is an associate professor of Italian and women, gender and sexuality studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of The Lady Anatomist: The Life and Work of Anna Morandi Manzolini (University of Chicago Press).

Dr. Messbarger, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, is also the author of The Century of Women: Representations of Women in Eighteenth-Century Italian Public Discourse (University of Toronto Press, 2002).

Nina Rowe is an assistant professor of art history at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. She is being honored for her book, The Jew, the Cathedral and the Medieval City: Synagoga and Ecclesia in the Thirteenth Century (Cambridge University Press).

Dr. Rowe is a graduate of Oberlin College. She earned a master’s degree at the University of Texas and a Ph.D. at Northwestern University.

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