Tracy E. Cooper, Ph.D.

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Tracy E. Cooper, Ph.D.

Dr. Tracy E. Cooper (Princeton University, 1990) specializes in Venetian and early modern cultural history and theory, with particular interests in architecture/ urbanism, space/ circulation and patronage/collecting studies. She is best known for her award-winning book Palladio’s Venice: Architecture and Society in a Renaissance Republic, Yale University Press, 2006, which has had major interdisciplinary impact and been widely reviewed. She has received fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation for Venetian Research, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Eli Lilly Endowment, as well as numerous university and college grants. She has spoken and published widely in English and Italian on early modern architecture and culture, and has participated as a member of the interdisciplinary graduate faculty of Venice International University and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick, both in Venice, Italy; and the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio in Vicenza, Italy. Currently in press is a volume co-edited with her colleague Marcia Hall, The Sensuous in the Counter-Reformation Church, Cambridge University Press, 2013. She hopes to inspire her students to take advantage of Temple’s global offerings and emerging technologies as well as new access to original resources for research. Professor Cooper is proud of the success of her students in winning prestigious grants for their research and attaining positions in their chosen fields.