About

I am a historian of art and visual culture in early-modern Europe with an emphasis on printed images and print culture through the 1820s. My research has received support from the German Studies Association, the Newberry Library, and the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation.

Education

Ph.D., 2019    University of California Santa Barbara, History of Art and Architecture
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

Publications

“‘Eyed Awry’: Blind Spots and Memoria in the Zimmern Anamorphosis.” Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art 10, no. 2 (Summer 2018). https://jhna.org/articles/eyed-awry-blind-spots-and-memoria-in-the-zimmern-anamorphis/

Blog Posts

    Projects

    My research examines art and visual culture in early-modern Northern Europe, ca. 1400-1600. My dissertation, ‘Was Sichst Du? The Instrumentation of Sight in Early Modern German Art, explores the use of perspectival techniques in paintings and prints to establish a mode of active reception grounded in period concepts of memory and vision.

    My current book project is provisionally entitled From Obsolescence to Fine Art: Woodcut Revivals in Eighteenth-Century Europe. It concerns the resurgence of early-modern woodcut images and their critical reception in central Germany and Britain from approximately 1760 to 1820 in the context of selected art academies’, collectors’, and publishers’ relations to printed image media. This project tests the assumption that when a form of technology loses validity as an industrial medium, it is reborn as an artistic one.

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    September 15–18, 2022. German Studies Association Annual Conference, Houston. Participant in Seminar, “(Re-)Conceptualizing Medieval and Early Modern Central Europe,” convened by CJ Jones and Frances Kneupper.

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