Anna Hennessey received a Ph.D. in Religious Studies and an M.A. in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a B.A. in Philosophy from New York University. Her Ph.D. dissertation examined the interaction between imagery, visualization, and representation in the context of medieval Chinese philosophy and religion. Anna has also studied visualized images used in the context of birth. At Berkeley, she is researching the extent to which the mental content of perception is an object during visualization, and also the philosophical dimensions of birth.