A former student of the École normale supérieure, holder of an agrégation in history, and former resident of the Fondation Thiers, Anne Lepoittevin is currently Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Art History at the University of Bourgogne. 

Her research examines Italian sacred art before and after the Council of Trent (Sacri Monti, devotional statuary, votive lay figures, Agnus dei), as well as early modern Italian artistic literature (Ghiberti and Alberti, Tridentine treatises on images). She is also interested in the sociology of art (court sculptors and women artists). She recently published, in collaboration with Daniele Rivoletti, Michel-Ange (Poitiers: Éditions du CNDP, 2014).