Allison Levy is Director of Brown University Digital Publications, a Mellon Foundation- and NEH-supported collaboration between the University Library and the Dean of the Faculty. In this role, she brings together key organizational, academic, and technological resources across the University to support new forms of faculty-driven scholarship. She spearheads efforts at the industry level to advance the conversation around the development, evaluation, and publication of born-digital scholarship in the humanities.
An art historian educated at Bryn Mawr College, she has held teaching appointments at University College London, Wheaton College, and Tulane University; at Brown, she holds the appointment of Adjunct Assistant Professor in Italian Studies. Levy has authored or edited five books on early modern Italy, with translations in Italian and Chinese. She serves as founding series editor of the Amsterdam University Press book series Visual and Material Culture, 1300–1700, and previously served as founding series editor of the Routledge book series Visual Culture in Early Modernity. Levy's research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Association of University Women, the Getty Research Institute, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, and the Bogliasco Foundation, among others.