Dr. Elizabeth Lev received her undergraduate degree in art history from University of Chicago, and her doctorate from University of Bologna specializing in the art of the Counter Reformation. She has been living in Rome since she completed her studies in 1997 and teaching art history for Duquesne University’s Italian Campus since 2002. She has also taught at John Cabot University and the Pontifical University of Thomas Aquinas. She is a didactic consultant for the Vatican Museums and her articles have appeared in First Things, the College Art Association, and the Sacred Art Journal. Her books include The Tigress of Forlì (Harcourt Mifflin 2012), and A Body for Glory (Vatican Museums Press 2014). She has lectured world-wide and her TED talk on the Sistine Chapel has garnered over 1.8 million views.