About Lauren
Lauren has a doctorate (PhD) in Art History with a specialization in the architecture of Raphel and Neuroarthistory and has been studying the city of Rome for over 35 years and teaching in Italy for 20 years. She has taught at many universities, and now teaches at The American University of Rome and an Italian High School – Marymount Liceo. Her publications include Raphael and the Villa Farnesina and she was the editor for 'Raising the Eyebrow'. Current research interests include; Caravaggio and the Counter-Reformation, the Baroque Cardinal Scipione Borghese – his life and times - and she is writing a biography of Raphael. She is passionate for all things Roman, teaching from the Etruscans to the Eighteenth Century with a little bit of Mussolini thrown in! Sharing her knowledge and the stories and secrets embedded in the layers of this amazing city on Context walks is always exciting because everyone sees differently and so she always learns from her clients and students.
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