Educationin progress (ABD) University of California Santa Barbara, History of Art and Architecture
PhD. dissertation working title: “‘Was Sichst Du?’: The Instrumentation of Sight in Early Modern Visual Anomalies”
M.A., 2009 Hunter College, City University of New York, Art History
B.A. summa cum laude, 2005 Hunter College, City University of New York, German Language and Literature; Art History with honors
ProjectsMy research examines art and visual culture in early-modern Northern Europe, especially of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and north of the Alps. My dissertation project explores how artistic innovations of that era intersected with established modes of viewing that implement period concepts of memory and vision to support social identities. Through an investigation of images in various media that were made in Reformation-era Southern Germany, I demonstrate the viability and prevalence of a viewing mode predicated on a mobile viewer of mutable, material and embodied images.