- Modern and contemporary art and architecture in Italy
- History of photography
- Intersections between art and economics
- Digital tools in art historical research and scholarship
- with Luke Hollis, “Imagining a Nation’s Capital: Rome and the John Henry Parker Photography Collection, 1864–1879”, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, 14, 1 (2015), URL: http://19thc-artworldwide.org/pdf/python/article_PDFs/NCAW_677.pdf
“Il volto umano del big business: fotografia documentaria americana a Matera (1948–1954)”, Rivista di studi di fotografia. Journal of Studies in Photography, 5, 9 (2019), pp. 30–53, DOI: https://doi.org/10.14601/RSF-25768
Lindsay Harris is a scholar of modern and contemporary art and architecture, with an emphasis on the history of photography. Her research investigates how art, particularly photography, contributes to perceptions of landscape, displacement, and historical erasure. It also focuses on integrating digital tools with art historical research and scholarship. Lindsay has organized exhibitions based on her research at the American Academy in Rome, the Museo Nazionale d’Arte Medievale e Moderna, Basilicata in Matera, and at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. She has also contributed to exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona, and the 52nd Venice Biennial Art Exposition in 2007. Additionally, she has developed digital publications that use digital mapping tools to analyze photographic collections from new perspectives. Her scholarship has earned the Joan and Stanford Alexander Award from The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant in the Digital Humanities, the Milton Rogovin Research Fellowship at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, and a Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies at the American Academy in Rome, where she also served as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities. In 2021, she joined the Bibliotheca Hertziana as the Interim Managing Editor of the Humanities Connect Journal.