AboutI 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.
EducationPh.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
ProjectsMy 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 ConferencesSeptember 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.