Denva Jackson is a doctoral candidate in History of Art & Architecture at Harvard University, where her research has focused on late medieval manuscript production with an emphasis on southern Italian manuscripts. She has previously studied at the Università degli Studi di Urbino and has held internships at the Cloisters Museum in New York City and the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Denva's dissertation, centered on two 14th century southern Italian illuminated manuscripts of the Vitae Patrum, addresses the often disregarded media of manuscripts in considering the rise of the eremitic ideal in the late Middle Ages. At I Tatti, Denva's reading will focus on late medieval piety, reading practices, and the pictorial hagiography of the period. lf at I Tatti in the study of classical and Renaissance lapidaries and natural historical texts.