Sarah Cantor is an art historian who works on early modern Italy and France. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland in 2013 and her MA at Maryland in 2005. Her dissertation examined the intersections between landscape painting and antiquarian culture in 17th-century Rome. She has published several articles on topics relating to her dissertation and on art collecting. At present, she is editing a volume on the function and meaning of landscape imagery in Italy from 1450 to 1700.
Sarah currently works as an adjunct assistant professor for University of Maryland University College, teaching online classes in art history and has taught for the University of Maryland, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Lindenwood University. She has also worked at a number of museums as a curatorial and research fellow, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
She lives in Hamden, Connecticut, which is just north of New Haven, with her husband, who is a professor of information and library science at Southern Connecticut State University, and her cat, Emma. Sarah has traveled across Europe and lived in Italy for a year while working on her dissertation. She is excited for her first voyage on Semester at Sea and to share the upcoming adventures with students.