Amanda M. Civitello

Amanda Civitello is a freelance writer primarily interested in the arts, social commentary, and art (visual or otherwise) as instrument of social and political change. She has most recently written about Tamara de Lempicka for Autostraddle. You can find her on Twitter and on Tumblr.

She is the author of an art history enrichment program designed for use by teachers or parent volunteers in elementary schools, which she is currently editing to align with national standards. She began the primary research at university, and is thrilled to finally be in the position to look for a publisher.

She also has experience in local grassroots marketing and digital presence, including social media marketing and web design, for local businesses and nonprofits.

She holds degrees in art history and political science from Northwestern University, where she wrote her honors thesis on imagination and catharsis in late Michelangelo. She is bilingual, with native fluency in French.

When she's not researching or writing, she can usually be found knitting or taking pictures: she'll knit anywhere and will photograph anything. An unapologetic Anglophile, she nevertheless speaks French to herself when no one is around to hear, drinks way too much tea, and loves chocolate-covered espresso beans.