I am a job seeker looking for opportunities with colleges and universities, museums, and non-profit arts organizations that involve (a) teaching, history, and art history; (b) teacher development and technology; and/or (c) the arts and advocacy with minority groups.

I graduated from Kenyon College in 2009, earned a master’s degree from the University of Alabama (2014), and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Virginia (2020). I have over six years of experience as a digital humanist in multiple modes, including work as a digital humanities project developer (2016–22), a digital pedagogy specialist (2020–21), and a lecturer and professor of art history (2013–14; 2016; 2017, 2020–22; including six online classes).

I have taught art history as a lecturer and professor at Muhlenberg College, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Carroll University, the University of Virginia, the University of Alabama, and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Past courses include Survey of Art I and II, The Early Renaissance in Italy, The High Renaissance in Italy, Modern Art, and Contemporary Art. I am also a part-time college tennis coach (Kenyon College, 2020–21; Lafayette College, 2022–).

At the University of Virginia I was a member of the Praxis digital humanities program in the Scholars’ Lab, the Public Humanities Lab, the Institute for Public History, and served as a co-coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Medieval Colloquium. I was one of the first candidates to receive UVA’s Graduate Certificate in the Digital Humanities (2020) and spent one year as a Digital Pedagogy Specialist with a Learning Design & Technology team at UVA at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can find a portfolio of digital humanities projects I’ve undertaken with collaborators at justingreenlee.net.

Research and teaching interests

My research and teaching interests in art history pertain to late medieval and early modern art in Italy, particularly objects that are created, acted on, and restored many times—works that frustrate a study of the moment of creation and involve analyses that move across time and geographic borders. I am also interested in the militarization of works of art and the use of works of art as weapons.

Key words:

Italian art

Late medieval and early modern art

Rome in the fifteenth century

Basil Bessarion (b. Trebizond ca. 1403; d. Ravenna 1472)

Digital and engaged humanities

Digital art history

Art, cultural exchange, and conflict between Italy and Byzantium

Relics and reliquaries

Visual cultures of Crusade

Layered objects and sites

Miraculous images

History of humanism, the humanities, and the liberal arts

Modern and contemporary art

Public art


BA, Art History & English, Kenyon College, 2009
MA, Art History, University of Alabama, 2014
Ph.D., Art History, University of Virginia, 2020
Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities, University of Virginia, 2020


(upcoming) Justin Greenlee, Historical entries for a new book celebrating the bicentenary of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

(upcoming) Justin Greenlee, Review of Anne Derbes, “Ritual, Gender & Narrative in Late Medieval Italy,” Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture VIII, no. 2 (Fall 2022).

Jordan Buysse, Alicia Caticha, Alyssa Collins, Justin Greenlee, Sarah McEleney, and Joseph Thompson, “DASH-Amerikan: Keeping up with the Social Media Ecologies of the Kardashians,” American Quarterly 70, no. 3 (September 2018): 609–11.

Justin Greenlee, “Quod vocatur Paradiso: The Pigna and the Atrium of Old St. Peter’s,” Athanor 32 (2014): 7–15.

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