Sophia Maxine Farmer
Sophia specializes in Italian modern art and the socio-political structures that affected the production of artworks during the twentieth century. Her dissertation focuses on the intersections between early science-fiction robots and the development of mechanical beings in Italian Futurist objects and imagery. She is currently working on dissertation research abroad with the help of the Margaret Davison Shorger Fund.
Sophia recently completed her fellowship at the Center for Italian Modern Art, where she examined Giorgio de Chirico's verifalsi paintings. Her essay “Aeropittura: Modern Aviation and the Fascist Idealization of the Italian Landscape” will be published in the forthcoming collective volume Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies: Italy and the Environmental Humanities.