Dr Francesco Ventrella holds degrees in Art History from ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome (BA, MA) and the University of Leeds (PhD). In 2006 Francesco was Visiting Fellow at the CentreCATH, University of Leeds and received a British Academy and Accademia dei Lincei Postgraduate Research Bursary in 2007. After joining the Art History Department at Sussex in 2012, Francesco was awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship (2013-2016) and he has recently been the recepient of the Rome Fellowship funded by the Paul Mellon Center for British Art (Spring 2019). 

Francesco has beeen a member of the ‘Writing Art History’ Research Forum at the Courtauld Institute (2007-10), and a reviewer for the British Council and the Newton Fund. A former editor of parallax (2008-2011), he has recently joined the editorial board of Art History.



Lecturer in Art History