Danielle Abdon Guimaraes
Danielle Abdon is a Ph.D. student in Art History at Temple University, specializing in Late Medieval and Renaissance art, architecture, and urbanism in Venice. She received her B.A. with honors in Art History from Rollins College, with a minor in Medieval Studies. Her senior thesis focused on Dogaressa Alucia da Prata Zen's (r. 1253-68) involvement with two Venetian charitable institutions: the Ospedale di S. Marco and the Oratorio dei Crociferi. She intends to continue pursuing this topic in her dissertation, which will explore the intersections of gender, architectural patronage, and charity in early modern Venice.