Dr Butera studied foreign languages and cultures (lingue e culture straniere) at the University of Genua (BA) and art history at the University of Bologna (MA). Her master thesis was about early fourteenth-century anthropomorphic alphabets (Gli alfabeti antropomorfi nel tardogotico: iconografia e applicazioni). In 2016, she was awarded her PhD in Archeology and History of Art at the University of Bologna (Thesis: Dalla parola all’immagine. Le prediche figurate di Daniel Hopfer e il ruolo della grafica nella diffusione della dottrina evangelica). She is interested in early modern graphics and the religious iconography during the Reformation, and has led her research at important centers for early modern studies such as the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in MUnich, the Herzog August Bibliothek, and the Forschungsbibliothek Gotha. She is also an expert for cataloging and estimating public and private art collections, especially engravings.