Kathryn Griffith is a Provost Fellow and third-year PhD student in the Department of Art History, as well as a participant in the Visual Studies Graduate Certificate. She studies early modern Italy, and is particularly interested in how processes of translation, renovation, and restoration shape objects and histories. She is also interested in the history of the book and the history of museums and collections. She has held curatorial and research internships at the Clark Art Institute and Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. In 2019-2020, she served as a Kress Interpretive Fellow at the Cincinnati Art Museum, where she worked on the exhibition Paintings, Politics & the Monuments Men: The Berlin Masterpieces in America and contributed to the catalogue. Prior to USC, Kathryn earned an M.A. in History of Art from Williams College/Clark Art Institute and her B.A. from Wellesley College.


  • MA Williams College, 6/2019
  • BA Wellesley College, 5/2011
  • Univ. of Bologna