Before joining the Sweet Briar faculty, Professor Labatt taught as an assistant professor of the history of art at the University of Texas at San Antonio. While a graduate student, she won a two-year Rome Prize at the American Academy of Rome and was also a fellow at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. She has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on two major Byzantine exhibitions, once as a research assistant and once as a Chester Dale Fellow. Labatt is publishing two books — “Emerging Iconographies of Medieval Rome” with Lexington Press and “Art History 101…Without the Exams,” a collection of the 20 public lectures she gave at the San Antonio Museum of Art, with Trinity University Press. She is also working on a third book project that studies the so-called Byzantine monuments of medieval Rome.