|Research Area: Italian Modernism
Advisor: Dr. Adam Jolles
Leah Sherman’s research interests are in 20th-century Italian art, with special attention to Italian museum history, abstract painting, and conceptual art. Besides pursuing her doctoral degree she is also library faculty, serving as the Visual & Performing Arts Librarian at Florida State University. In this capacity she acts as subject liaison to all departments within the College of Fine Arts including the FSU Museum of Fine Arts and Ringling Museum, and she remains an active member of several related professional organizations such as ARLIS (Art Libraries Society of North America), ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries), and CAA (College Art Association.)
Leah graduated with Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Florida State University with a BA in Art History and minors in International Affairs and Italian Studies in 2010. In 2012 she completed her MA in Art History at FSU, which culminated in her graduate thesis, “Institution versus Individuality: Rethinking Unity in Early Italian Futurism.” As an MA student she served a term as President of the FSU Art History Association. In 2016, Leah completed her second MA at Florida State in Library and Information Science.