Alison Locke Perchuk, Ph.D., is a Los Angeles–based art historian specializing in the art and architecture of medieval Italy and the Mediterranean. She holds degrees from Yale University, Catholic University of America, and Williams College, and is Associate Professor of Art History at California State University Channel Islands (which is not on an island). During AY 2018–19 she was the Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study member in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, where she began a new research project on medieval monastic landscapes in Italy. The author of several articles on medieval architecture and painting in and around Rome, she was awarded the 2018 Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize from the Medieval Academy of America for best first article in any area of medieval studies, and she has spoken widely in the US, Italy, and elsewhere on topics in medieval studies and medievalism. She is serves on the board of directors of the International Center for Medieval Art and is a member of the Programs Committee for the Italian Art Society.