Professor of History of Art and Architecture


I earned my Ph.D. in art history at Yale where I wrote a dissertation on the collection of Peter Paul Rubens.  My interests in Flemish renaissance and baroque art expanded from there and embraced the question of how art made for the Counter Reformation changed society.  Currently I am working on a new project about the Jesuit global strategy of accommodation.  How did the Jesuits fashion their interactions with the diverse peoples from China to Peru whose souls they wished to save?

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