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Catherine Carver McCurrach is an architectural historian whose research and teaching interests lie in the intersection of architecture, urban history, and architectural theory. She holds a B.A. from Duke University in History of Art/Medieval & Renaissance Studies and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Her present research focuses on the urban development of the city of Rome, specifically responses to and manipulation of medieval space in the Early Modern and Modern eras. Her teaching interests include Rome from antiquity to the present, the development of the medieval urban landscape, and the architecture of the medieval Mediterranean. Amongst her awards, she has received a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Most recently, she was awarded an ICMA/Kress Research Award from the Kress Foundation to support her book project entitled "Urban Piety: Medieval Parish Architecture in Rome's Tiber Bend." Her most recent publication "Renovatio Reconsidered: Richard Krautheimer and the Iconography of Architecture" (Gesta 50/1) examines the influence of the seminal figure Richard Krautheimer, whose work shaped current trajectories in the study of medieval architecture. McCurrach serves as a mentor for Michigan's Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. She also serves on the board of the Italian Art Society, an international society of scholars of the architecture and art of Italy from antiquity to the present day.

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