Emily Beaulieu is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Art History with a focus on sixteenth and seventeenth century Italian painting. Her research to date has pursued an analytical interrogation of how pictorial forms sustained Counter-Reformation ideology in the hope to raise new lines of inquiry concerning cross-cultural interactions along Atlantic and Mediterranean trade networks. Questions concerning the construction of religious aesthetics and Catholic identities and how they relate to the socio-cultural environment in early modern Europe guide much of her work. 

Emily received her B.A. in Art History and Italian Studies from Bowdoin College and completed a master’s degree in the History of Art and Architecture at Tufts University. At Bowdoin, Emily received the Raimondi prize in Italian Studies for her translation of the 2016 exhibition catalogue, Artemisia Genteleschi e il suo tempo (Museo di Roma). During her time at Tufts, she published with a few graduate journals (SEQUITUR, CMSMC) and spoke at a number of graduate conferences. Throughout her academic career, Emily has taught undergraduate classes for the Italian department (Elementary I and II Italian at Bowdoin) as well as for the History of Art department (lecture courses “Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso” and “Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Company” at Tufts).     


  • MA Tufts University, 5/2021
  • BA Bowdoin College, 5/2018