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Cristina Benedetti

Cristina Benedetti

Cristina Benedetti

Folk & Traditional Arts Contractor, Ohio Arts Council; Staff Lead, Blind Eye Restoration, LLC


Areas of Expertise

  • Monumental Landscapes
  • Contemporary Folk & Traditional Arts in Appalachia
  • Art & Architectural Restoration Practices
  • Festivals and Public Gatherings
  • Performance
  • Alternative Economies


  • Ph.D. in Comparative Studies in 2018, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. in Arts Policy and Administration in 2013, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. in Italian in 2007, The Ohio State University
  • B.A. degrees in English and Italian in 2003, The Ohio State University

Dr. Cristina Benedetti completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Studies at Ohio State with a specialization in Folklore and research interests including public space and public gatherings, alternative economies and volunteerism, the politics of performance, and logistics and infrastructures. Benedetti is a Folk and Traditional Arts Contractor at the Ohio Arts Council. She also serves as a Staff Lead at Blind Eye Restoration, LLC.