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

Francesco was a member of the ‘Writing Art History’ Research Forum at the Courtauld Institute (2007-10), and serves in the humanities panel 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.

I am affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence, and I am the convenor for Postgraduate Studies in the Department of Art History.  

Pronouns: he/his.



Lecturer in Art History 

Postgraduate Convenor (Art History)