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Noah Charney is a professor and an international best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction, specializing in the fields of art history and art crime. He is the founder and president of ARCA, the Association for Research into Crimes against Art, a non-profit research group (www.artcrime.info). Noah's work in the field of art crime has been praised in such forums as The New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, Sunday Times (UK), BBC Radio, National Public Radio, El Pais, Corriere della Sera, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. He is the author of numerous articles, including a regular column in the magazine ArtInfo called “The Secret History of Art.” He is the author of an international best-selling novel, The Art Thief (Atria/Simon & Schuster 2007), currently translated into seventeen languages. He is the editor of Art & Crime: Exploring the Dark Side of the Art World (Praeger 2009) and the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Art Crime, a biannual peer-reviewed journal on the subject. He is also the author of the Museum Time series, guides to museums in Spain (geoPlaneta 2010) and the critically-acclaimed Stealing the Mystic Lamb: the True History of the World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece (PublicAffairs 2010). Charney's newest book is The Thefts of the Mona Lisa: On Stealing the World’s Most Famous Painting (ARCA Publications 2011). Trained in art history at The Courtauld Institute, Cambridge University, and University of Ljubljana, Charney has taught for many years, for Yale and Brown University, and in Cambridge, Florence, Rome, and Ljubljana. He is now a professor of art history at the American University of Rome.
Liana Miuccio is a professional photographer born in Rome and raised in New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. Her photographs have been published in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Globe and Mail, La Repubblica delle Donne, Il Corriere della Sera, l'Espresso and L'Internazionale.
Miuccio collaborates with Getty Images and teaches photography at the Rome campuses of Temple and Cornell Universities. She has received numerous awards for her photography including the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Italian American Foundation, Grazia Neri's Yann Geoffrey prize and the MacArthur Foundation Arts Organization in Residence Program grant for Documentary Video Production.
Miuccio has exhibited her images and videos across the world, including the American Academy in Rome, Sala Uno and Temple University gallery in Rome, FOTOGRAFIA/Festival Internazionale di Roma at La Casa della Memoria in Trastevere, Rome. Solo exhibits have included "An Italian Journey" at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York, Villa Trabia, Sicily and the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. www.lianaphoto.com
Sarah Nix completed her Ph.D. in Classical Languages and Literature at Brown University in 2004. She has taught at Brown University (Latin and Greek), Moses Brown School, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently she heads the Latin program at Miss Hall's School, and has been an instructor for the Brown University undergraduate summer program in Rome for the past four years. Her research interests include Augustan and Early Imperial Literature, Latin Epic, and Greek Tragedy. In addition to her work as a classicist, Sarah spent a summer excavating in the Roman Forum and in Tuscany with the American Academy in Rome's Summer Program in Archaeology. She has also lived and worked in Thailand, teaching English at Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg taught at Cornell University for 20 years before arriving at Brown four years ago. She is the author of Sublime Surrender: Male Masochism at the Fin-de-Siècle, published by Cornell University Press, in 1998; of The Pinocchio Effect: On Making Italians (1860-1920), published by the University of Chicago Press in 2007 and winner of the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Award for Best Manuscript in Italian Studies in 2006. She has additionally just completed a manuscript, tentatively entitled Imaginary Socialities: Anna Freud, Psychoanalysis and Politics. Her new project treats the relationship between Italy's sexual politics, its repression of psychoanalysis and the various forms of commemoralization of fascism in Italy since 1945.