Allison is a student of medieval art. Her dissertation concerns a group of fourteenth-century Bohemian illuminated manuscripts made at the apogee of female mystical devotion in Western Europe. By engaging the perennial art historical discussions surrounding gender and art patronage, she explores how the pictorial programs of these manuscripts envisioned the agency of their female owners and donors and the ways that larger institutional bodies impinged upon and benefited from these women’s devotional practices.
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Department of History of Art and Architecture, in progress.
MA, University of Pittsburgh, Department of History of Art and Architecture, 2015.
BFA, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Studio Art, Summa cum laude, 2013.