Jill Deupi, Ph.D., J.D.
Dr. Jill Deupi is the Director and Chief Curator of University Museums and an Assistant Professor of Art History at Fairfield University. She received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, where she majored in Political Science and French Literature. Dr. Deupi went on to complete a law degree, graduating summa cum laude from American University's Washington College of Law. She was admitted to the Virginia State Bar prior to relocating to London, England.
While in the UK, Dr. Deupi worked at the Royal Academy of Arts, in addition to earning a Master's Degree in the history of art at the University of London's Birkbeck College. She was awarded her Ph.D., with distinction, by the University of Virginia. A recipient of the two-year Marian and Andrew Heiskell/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral "Rome Prize" Fellowship, Dr. Deupi wrote her doctoral dissertation on 18th-century art and cultural politics.
Her other honors include a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Travel Grant, a three-year President's Fellowship at the University of Virginia, election to the University of Virginia's Society of Fellows, honors degrees from both Birkbeck and Mount Holyoke, and a Kress History of Art Grant. In addition to the Royal Academy of Arts, Dr. Deupi has worked at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Snite Museum of Art, the National Gallery (Washington, D.C.), and the Wallace Collection.