in 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


My 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. I investigate objects of various media from Reformation-era Southern Germany, for how they condition mobile viewing of mutable material and embodied images.

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