Giuditta Cirnigliaro is a PhD student in the Department of Italian at Rutgers University with a concentration in Art History. She holds a Laurea degree in Italian Literature from the University of Milan, a BA in Painting from the Brera Academy, and an MA in Fine Arts from the Glasgow School of Arts. Her dissertation centers on Leonardo da Vinci’s compositional methods in drawings and literary writings, and she analyzes recurrent patterns in the production of contemporary creative projects. She has curated art exhibitions and presented at conferences in Italy, Germany, the UK, and the United States and has received various scholarly awards, including the Baden-Württemberg-Stipendium and an Andrew W. Mellon research grant.
Areas of Interest: Early modern studies (including mathematics, libraries, and art), fables and emblems, Leonardo da Vinci, word and image combinations in Renaissance and contemporary art, and drawing and the digital humanities.