Rebekah Perry holds a PhD in art history from the University of Pittsburgh. She specializes in Early Christian and medieval art and architecture of Western Europe and the Mediterranean with a research focus on urbanism, ritual performance, and civic identity. After living in Rome, Italy for seven years, where she wrote her dissertation as a Mellon predoctoral fellow and conducted postdoctoral research while teaching art history for an American study abroad program, Perry returned to the United States in fall 2015 to join the art history faculty at OSU. Her recent work has been published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians and in the edited volume Space, Place, and Motion: Locating Confraternities in the Late Medieval and Early Modern City. In May 2017 she was awarded an Olivia Remie Constable grant by the Medieval Academy of America for a new project that analyzes how the municipal statutes of Italian medieval city communes controlled and regulated interaction between people and religious cult images in public spaces. Perry designs and teaches introductory courses in art and architecture from prehistory through the twentieth century, and intermediate and special topics courses in premodern and early modern art.