Ittai Weinryb is Associate Professor of Art History at Bard Graduate Center in New York. He received his PhD (2010) and MA from the Johns Hopkins University and his BA from Tel Aviv University. His area of research and teaching include Art and Material Culture of Western Europe and the Medieval Mediterranean in the nexus of Image and Object Theory, Anthropology, Magic and Religion as well as Medieval Folklore. He has recently curated an exhibition entitled Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place, exploring votiveofferings in the context of material culture, art history, and religious studies to better understand their history and present-day importance.” His awards and fellowships include the Adolf Katzenellenbogen Prize, Robert and Nancy Hall Fellow, the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Max Planck Doctoral Fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence; ICMA/Kress Research Award. Andrew Mellon Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. In the Academic year 2014-15 He was a fellow at the Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices project, and the Forum für Transregionale Studien, Berlin.