Michelle Moseley-Christian - SOVA
School of Visual Arts, SOVA, Virginia Tech, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Art, Creative Technologies, Art History
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Acting Associate Director / Associate Professor and Chair, Art History / Medieval and Early Modern Studies


Office: 351F Henderson Hall

Phone: 540-231-5547

Email: mymc@vt.edu


Michelle Moseley-Christian received her Ph.D. with honors from the University of Kansas in 2007 in seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting. Other areas of degree study include the Italian Renaissance and early modern Northern Europe.


Recent publications investigate issues of class, gender and economy in informal baroque and Renaissance portraiture, as well as the overlooked role of early modern women in collecting luxury objects. Others include Rembrandt’s etchings and early modern prints as a mechanism for the distribution of new pictorial genres in Europe.


Current research projects focus on a study of the monstrous “wild woman” in prints and book illustration, with related issues in early modern constructions of natural history and scientific knowledge in prints and printed books.


Regularly taught courses include Baroque Art, Renaissance Art, Medieval Art, Arts of China & Japan, Islamic Art, Art Criticism and Research Methods, and the Art History Survey I & II. Advanced topics courses have been Rembrandt & Rubens, The Power of Prints, Museum Ethics, Japanese Prints, and Japan and the West.