Véronique Plesch is Professor of Art History and Chair of the Art Department at Colby College (Waterville, Maine). Born in Argentina and raised in Switzerland, she holds advanced degrees from the University of Geneva in Art History and French Literature and from Princeton University, where she received her Ph.D. in Art History in 1994, the year she joined Colby faculty. She is the author of several books and over 70 articles in English, French, Italian, and Spanish, on subjects such as late medieval and Renaissance iconography, Alpine art, Passion plays, early modern graffiti, and contemporary art—many of them with a focus on word and image issues (she served three terms as President of the International Association of Word and Image Studies, from 2008 to 2017, and is one of the senior editors of Brill’s series Word & Image Interactions). She has curated several exhibitions, for instance, on medieval liturgical objects and on Grand Tour souvenirs. She is one of the editors of the Maine Arts Journal: Union of Maine Visual Arts Quarterly.