University of California, Berkeley. PhD Art History, 1990
Yale University. BA, Art History, 1980
University of California Los Angeles, Visiting Associate Professor Spring 2002
University of Albany, Visiting Assistant Professor 1993-94
School of Visual Arts, Visiting Assistant Professor 1993
Pratt Institute, Visiting Professor 1991
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
Book. Fashioning Manhood in The Dutch Golden Age. This interdisciplinary study examines men’s fashion as depicted in seventeenth-century Dutch visual culture, and its presentation of masculine ideals.
Digital Humanities Project. The Digital Van Mander. An online edition and translation of Karel Van Mander’s “Foundation of the Noble Free Art of Painting” (1604). An online English translation, with links to illustrations.
An Entrance for the Eyes: Space and Meaning in 17th-century Dutch Art. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
“Adriaen van de Venne’s Cavalier at a Dressing Table: Masculinity and Parody in 17th-century Holland.” New Perspectives in Early Modern Northern European Genre Imagery. Ed. Arthur J. Di Furia. London: Routledge, 2016, 131-59.
“Men of Saturn: Styling ‘Bohemian’ Melancholy in the Seventeenth Century.” Mostly Modern: Essays on Art and Architecture. Ed. Joseph Masheck. Stockbridge, MA: Hard Press Editions. 2015, 168-78.
“Pieter de Hooch’s Revisions of the Amsterdam Town Hall.” The Built Surface. v. 1: Architecture and the Visual Arts from Antiquity to the Enlightenment. Ed. C. Anderson and K. Koehler. London: Routledge, 2002, 203-225.
“Losses of Face: Rembrandt, Masaccio and the Drama of Shame.” Social Research 70 (2005), 1327-50.
“Space, Light, Order: The Paintings of Pieter De Hooch.” The Low Countries: Art and Society in Flanders and the Netherlands 9 (2001), 108-115.
“Public and Private Life in the Art of Pieter De Hooch.” Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 51 (2000), 273-93.
“Water S. Melion, Bret Rothstein, and Michel Weemans, eds. The Anthropomorphic Lens: Anthropomorphism, Microcosmism and Analogy in Early Modern Thought and Visual Arts.” Renaissance Quarterly Vol. 69, no. 1 (Spring 2016), 255-56.
“Harry Berger, Jr., Manhood, Marriage and Mischief: Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ and Other Dutch Group Portraits.” Renaissance Quarterly 61 (Fall 2008), 972-3. http://www.jstor.org/stable/full/10.1353/ren.0.0180
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND CHAIRED SESSIONS (2000-Present)
“Swords at Rest: Shifting Masculinities in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art.”Masculinities in the Premodern World: Continuities, Change, and Contradictions
12-14 November 2020 (virtual)
“Dressing the Doctor: Style, Spectacle and Masculinity in Doctor Who.” Fashion, Dress and Style as Provocation, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 13-15 November 2020 (virtual)
“Re-Assessing the Northern European Male Nude.” Session Chair. College Art Association, Chicago. February 2020.
“The Digital van Mander: An Online Translation of Karel van Mander’s Grondt der Edel Vry Schilderconst. Reimagining The Dutch Golden Age: Modern Language Association, Seattle. January 9-12, 2020.
“An Open Access Translation: Bringing Karel van Mander’s Art Writing to a 21st Century Audience.” Worlding the Low Countries: Association for Low Countries Studies, London. November 6-8, 2019.
“Dutch Interiors in Seventeenth-Century Paintings.” New Netherland, New Amsterdam: A Celebration of Dutch Heritage and Transatlantic Exchange. Hofstra University, October 24, 2018.
Materiality and Faith in St. Bavo’s Cathedral. Workshop Chair. Historians of Netherlandish Art, Ghent. May 27, 2018.
“When the Projector Fails: Transforming the Slide Exam.” College Art Association, Los Angeles. February 2018.
“’Day of the Doctor’: Animated Paintings, Museums, and the Historical Past.” The Tableau Vivant – Across Media, History, and Culture. Columbia University, New York. December 2, 2017.
“The Digital van Mander: Translating the Foundation of the Noble Free Art of Painting Online.” Renaissance Society of America, Chicago. March 30, 2017.
“Teaching Art History with Mobile Digital Technology.” Distracted Reading: Acts of Attention in the Age of the Internet. NYU Center for the Humanities, New York. September 27, 2016.
Netherlandish Art: Engraving, Ornament, Glass, Costume. Session Chair. Renaissance Society of America, Boston. March 31, 2016.
“The Digital Van Mander: An Online Translation of Karel van Mander’s “Foundation of the Noble Free Art of Painting.” Sixteenth-Century Studies, Vancouver. October 23, 2015.
“Metsu’s Naked Self-Portrait.” Renaissance Society of America, Berlin. March 27, 2015.
“The Imaginary Museum: A Digital Approach to the Art History Classroom.” Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research, Bucknell University, November 14 2014.
“Royals at Play: Fantasy and Nostalgia in Adriaen Van de Venne’s Album.” Sixteenth-Century Studies, San Juan. October 27, 2013
“Adriaen van de Venne’s Cavalier at a Dressing Table: Masculinity and Parody in 17th-century Holland.” Renaissance Society of America, Montreal. March 24, 2011.
“Vermeer’s Robe Revisited: Costume, Commerce, and Fantasy in Early Modern Holland.” American Association of Netherlandic Studies, UCLA. June 18, 2010.
“Smoke, Linen, and Disorder: The Costume of Melancholy in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art.” Renaissance Society of America, Venice. April 8, 2010.
“Adriaen van de Venne’s Album: Style at the Dutch Court 1621-42.”
Material & Visual Cultures of Dress in European Courts (1400-1815). Le Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles. June 4-6 2009.
“Rembrandt’s Undone Collar: Art, Manliness and Disarray.” American Association for Netherlandic Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. June 6, 2008.
“Down to Earth: The representation of labor in medieval and early modern Netherlandish art.” Workshop presentation. Historians of Netherlandish Art, Baltimore. November 10, 2006.
“Mars Asleep: Discarded Swords, Masculinity and Military Culture in Seventeenth-century Dutch Art.” Renaissance Society of America, Miami. March 22, 2007.
“Vermeer’s Robe: Status and Myth in Images of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Learned Men.” College Art Association Conference, Boston. February 25, 2006.
“Art and Shame.” Session Chair. College Art Association Conference, Atlanta. February 18, 2005.
“Losses of Face: Rembrandt, Masaccio and the Drama of Shame,” University of New Hampshire. October 14, 2003.
“Space as Allegory: The Medieval Heritage of 17th-Century Dutch Painting.” Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA. April 24, 2002.
“Allegory and Diagram in the 17th-Century Dutch Interior.” Symposium on 17th-Century Dutch Visual Culture, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University. February 2, 2002.
Session Chair. Heroic Imagination. Artistic Expressions and the Great War: A Hundred Years On. November 18, 2018.
Presenter. Dutch Interiors in 17th-century Paintings.” New Netherland, New Amsterdam: A Celebration of Dutch heritage and Transatlantic Exchanges. October 24, 2018.
Panelist. “Drawing the Line: Accountability and the Arts,” Hofstra University Museum of Art. April 17, 2018.
Presenter. “The Digital van Mander.” Digital Thinking/Critical Thinking: Building the Humanities at Hofstra. October 24, 2013
Organizer and fundraiser. Screening of A Woman Like That (2010) Documentary film about Artemisia Gentileschi, Women’s History Month, Hofstra Cultural Center. March 2012.
Presenter. “Men of Saturn: Styling Melancholy in the 17th century.” Mostly Modern: A Symposium-Festschrift for Joseph Masheck’s 70th Birthday. January 21, 2012
Selection committee. Perle Fine and the Early Leaders of Abstract Expressionism. Symposium, Hofstra University Art Museum, 2008-09
Presenter. “Learning to Look: The Example of Art History.” Who Owns Writing? Revisited. A Conference on the Future of Rhetoric and Composition. Hofstra Cultural Center. October 16, 2008.
BLOGS AND PODCAST
“Web-based Tools in the Art History Classroom.” With Tyler Rockey, Neumann University. CAA Conversations Podcast. Released October 8, 2018
“When the Projector Fails: Transforming the slide exam with personal digital devices.” Art History Teaching Resources, April 14, 2018.
“Vermeer’s Robe: The Dutch in Japan, 1600-1800” Artstor, June 18, 2012
Harris Manchester Summer Institute, Oxford University, 2019
ARTStor Travel Award, 2012
Publishing Subvention Award, Millard Meiss Fund, College Art Association, 2001
Hofstra Faculty Research and Development Grants, 2016, 2017
Hofstra University Research Leaves (one semester), 2018, 2010, 2004
UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, AND DEPARTMENT SERVICE
Senate Planning and Budget Subcommittee on the Library, 2017-2018
Acquisitions Committee, Hofstra University Museum of Art 2016-
Advisory Committee, Hofstra University Museum of Art, 2018-
Task Force on Learning Management Systems, 2008-2009
Faculty Personnel Board, Member 2007-2012
Search Committee, Directorship of the University Art Museum, 2006-2007
Senate Committee on Academic Computing, 2001-2006, 2017-2020
College of Liberal Arts and Science
Curriculum and Proposals Committee, 2020-
Reappointment Committee, Department of Writing Studies, 2012
Task Force on the 4-Credit Major, 2008-2009, Member, Fall 2009
Standards and Review Committee, 2006-2007; Chair, 2007-2008
Faculty Personnel Board, 2007-2008
Executive Committee, 2007-2008
Department of Fine Arts, Design, Art History
Departmental Personnel Committee, Member, 2007- Interim Chair, 2019
Academic Planning and Curriculum Committee, 2006- Chair, 2018-2019
Art History Student Conference Committee, 2010-
Outcomes Assessment Committee, 2007-2008
Representative, Open House and Accepted Students Day: 2008-
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE HOFSTRA
Graduate Thesis Advising And Evaluation
MA THESIS ADVISOR
Marist College, Museum Studies Program: Hannah Schifman, “Rembrandt in the Galleries: Before and After the Findings of the Rembrandt Research Project.” Fall 2020
PHD EXTERNAL READER
University of Pittsburgh: Emily Mazzola, “Slightly Beige: History of the Smithsonian’s First Ladies Hall.” (Supervisor: Kirk Savage.) In progress.
School of Communication and Creative Industries, Charles Sturt University: Dominique Baines, “The Spectrum of Sound: Keyboard Instruments and Women in Seventeenth-century Dutch painting.” (Supervisor: Sam Bowker) March 2020
MA THESIS READER
University of Auckland: Annie Curtis, “Between Sight and Sound in the Dutch Golden Age.” (Supervisor: Erin Griffey) Spring 2019
Editorial and Administration
Tenure Evaluator, University of Haifa, Spring 2019
Peer reviewer. Routledge/Focal Press, New York, NY. February-March 2017.
Committee member, Historians of Netherlandish Art Website Design Committee, 2015-17.
Article reviewer, Journal of the Historians of Netherlandish Art, 2014
Board Member, Board of Directors, Historians of Netherlandish Art, 2012-2016
Editorial Review Board Member, University of Delaware Press, Studies in 17th– and 18th-Century Art and Culture
PUBLIC LECTURES AND ACTIVITIES (2000- present)
Speaker. Exhibition Opening (Virtual): “Nevertheless, She Persisted.” Hofstra University Art Museum. April 16, 2020.
Speaker. Exhibition Opening: “Pushing Boundaries: American Art After World War II.” Hofstra University Art Museum. February 7, 2019.
Guest speaker. Gold Coast International Film Festival, Great Neck NY. January, May, and November 2018
Panelist and Commentator. Vermeer’s Daughter? Symposium, New York Institute for the Humanities. May 18, 2013.
Guest speaker. Yale Alumni Panel on Careers in Education, February 17, 2011
Consultant. Cabinet Eric Turquin, Paris, Art Dealers June-September, 2010
Presenter. ArtStor Faculty Forum, January 18, 2008
Public lecturer. “Rembrandt’s Etchings,” Galerie Michael, Beverly Hills CA, January 17, 2002