Adjunct Assistant Professor
Michelle Hobart received her laurea in medieval history from the University of Siena, Italy, an M.A. in medieval architecture from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and a Ph.D in medieval architecture from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. Dr. Hobart is an art and architectural historian, archaeologist, and urbanist, specializing in the late classical, medieval, and early modern Mediterranean. She has worked on numerous excavations in Italy, including serving as the co-director of the University of Pennsylvania field school at San Pietro d’Asso (Siena, 2010) and director of the ongoing SUNY-Buffalo project at Capalbiaccio (Grosseto, 2009-2010). Dr. Hobart’s recent and forthcoming publications include: A Companion to Medieval Sardinia (editor/contributor, Brill, 2013); Capalbiaccio: Archaeological Campaigns, 1979-2010 (editor/contributor, SUNY Press, 2012); “San Pietro d’Asso,” Archeologia Medievale XVIII (2011); and “Merchants, Monks and Medieval Sardinian Architecture,” in Studies in the Archaeology of the Medieval Mediterranean (Brill, 2010).