Cristina La Porta holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University. A former college professor of French and Italian Studies, she is currently a freelance art writer, editor, translator and lecturer. Her articles can be found in Fine Arts Connoisseur, American Arts Quarterly and VIA (Voices of Italian Americana, online magazine). She was a recipient of a PSC/CUNY grant for her interdisciplinary work on Antonin Artaud and Maria Izquierdo. A travelling grant from the American Academy in Rome resulted in an article, The Macchiaioli: Personal Topographies and Nationalism, published in La Rivista di Studi Italiani.
In Manhattan’s “Little Italy”, the Italian American Museum’s exhibit, Artiste Italiane, coincides with International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.