Vanessa S. Troiano is an author, educator, and Ph.D. candidate in Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her dissertation, “Susan Weil: Artistic Trailblazer,” is the first scholarly monograph to survey the career of the contemporary American artist Susan Weil (b. 1930). Vanessa’s doctoral work challenges the ongoing erasure of women artists by engaging in feminist approaches to revisionist history in order to confer agency onto Weil and inscribe her achievements into art’s history. Vanessa’s writings have appeared in Routledge Research in Art History, Smarthistory, and Art History Teaching Resources. She has received several awards, including a Fulbright teaching assistantship in Vienna, a DAAD scholarship at the Goethe-Institut, Berlin, and the Graduate Center’s Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship. Prior to CUNY, Vanessa earned degrees in Art History from Wellesley College and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She has taught international graduate students at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and undergraduates at Brooklyn College, City College, and Queensborough Community College.