Giovanna Zapperi is a Paris-based art historian who received her doctorate from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. Zapperi examines the interrelation of art criticism, visual culture, and feminism. She has published numerous studies in anthologies, exhibition catalogues, and reviews in France and abroad. Her dissertation on Marcel Duchamp received the City of Paris Award for Gender studies, and was published in 2012. From 2005 to 2009, she was on the editorial board of the journal Multitudes. In 2010, Zapperi became a faculty member of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art in Bourges, where she teaches the history and theory of contemporary art. In 2013-2014, she was a fellow at the French Academy in Rome where she began working on her current book manuscript on the criticism and art historical work of radical Italian feminist Carla Lonzi (1931–1982).