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Caitlin DiMartino

Caitlin Irene DiMartino is a PhD candidate specializing in late medieval and early modern art of France, Spain, and Latin America. Her dissertation investigates how ideas about race, gender, and materiality were articulated and redefined in the artistic representations of French and Iberian “Black Madonnas,” a corpus of 12th century statues that were repainted in the early modern period to have dark skin. Prior to Northwestern, she worked as an English-language teaching assistant in Collado Villalba, Spain, and received a Masters degree from the University of Texas, Austin where she focused on representations of masculinity and racialization in late medieval manuscripts. Cait has previously held a Graduate Curatorial Fellowship at the Block Museum of Art from 2019-20. She served as a Graduate Student Representative for the Department of Art History, a liaison for the Northwestern Medieval Studies Cluster, and as organizer and membership co-chair for Northwestern University Graduate Workers Union.