Date of Submission

Spring 2023

Academic Program

Art History and Visual Culture; Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures; Italian Studies

Project Advisor 1

Susan Merriam

Project Advisor 2

Franco Baldasso

Abstract/Artist's Statement

This project serves as an unearthing, in the figuratively archeological sense, of the religious roots and foundations of queerness, often overlooked in contemporary gender discourses, through the exposing of pre and post-modern queer religious iconography specific to the Neapolitan third-gender community of the femminiellə. Although the femmininellə have origins in a long lineage of non-binary forms and figures throughout global and Italian history, they have been more recently brought to the surface of gender discourses through the avenue of photography, showcased in digital and physical exhibition spaces.

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