Mia M. Mochizuki(on leave Fall 2013-Fall 2014)

Associate Professor of the History of Art, New York University Abu Dhabi and Institute of Fine Arts

PhD Department of the History of Art, Yale University, 2001
B.A. Art History and German Studies, Vassar College, 1993

Research Interests

Iconoclasms and the recycling of art
Material cultures of Renaissance and Reformation
Early modern art networks and the poetics of place
Global methods of art history
Constructions of the Baroque

Sample courses

Iconoclasm and the Image
Religious Rembrandt
Globalization and the Republic of Things
The Sensory Baroque

Selected publications


Book Cover The Jesuit Global Baroque (forthcoming 2016)
Alexander Nagel Book Cover The Netherlandish Image after Iconoclasm, 1566-1672. Material Religion in the Dutch Golden Age (Ashgate, 2008) [order online]
   -Ashgate Editor’s Choice Selection (2015)
   -Winner of the College Art Association Publication Award (2007)

   -Winner of the Art and Christian Enquiry/Mercers’ International Book Award (2009)
Alexander Nagel Book Cover In His Milieu. Essays on Netherlandish Art in Memory of John Michael Montias, eds with Amy Golahny and Lisa Vergara (Amsterdam University Press, 2006) [order online]


“The Luso-Baroque Republic of Things and the Contingency of Contact,” Ellipsis. Journal of the AmericanPortuguese Studies Association, Vincent Barletta, ed., The Lusophone Baroque [Special issue] 12 (2014): 143-71. [link to article]

“The Diaspora of a Jesuit Press: Mimetic Imitation on the World Stage,” in Feike Dietz, Adam Morton, Lien Roggen, Els Stronks and Marc van Vaeck, eds, Crosscurrents in Illustrated Religious Texts in the North of Europe, 1500-1800 (Ashgate, 2014). [link to article]

“Shock Value: The Jesuit Martyrs of Japan and the Ethics of Sight,” in Sally M. Promey, ed., Sensational Religion: Sense and Contention in Material Practice (Yale University Press, 2014), 640-81+. [link to article]

“Iconoclasm,” in Frank Burch Brown, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts (Oxford University Press, 2013), 450-68. [link to article]

With Yoriko Kobayashi-Sato, “Perspective and Its Discontents or St. Lucy’s Eyes,” in Dana Leibsohn and Jeanette Favrot Peterson, eds, Seeing Across Cultures in the Early Modern Period (Ashgate, 2012), 21-48+. [link to article]

“Seductress of Site: The Nagasaski Madonna of the Snow,” in Anton W.A. Boschloo, Jacquelyn N. Coutré, Stephanie S. Dickey, Nicolette C. Sluijter-Seijffert, eds, Aemulatio. Imitation, Emulation and Invention in Netherlandish Art 1500 to 1800. Essays in Honor of Eric Jan Sluijter (Waanders, 2011), 76-88+. [link to article]

“The Movable Center: The Netherlandish Map in Japan,” in Michael North, ed., Artistic and Cultural Exchanges between Europe and Asia, 1400-1900: Rethinking Markets, Workshops and Collections (Ashgate, 2010), 109-33+. [link to article]

“Ignatius de Loyola, S.J., Geestelycke oeffeninghen van den H. Vader Ignativs van Loyola...(Antwerp: Michiel Cnobbaert, 1673),” in Paul Begheyn, S.J., Bernard Deprez, Rob Faesen, S.J., and Leo Kenis, eds, Jesuit Books in the Low Countries 1540-1773. A Selection from the Maurits Sabbe Library (Peeters, 2009), 196-201.

“Rembrandt’s Ten Commandments. The Impact of Pluralism on the Religious Imagination,” in Olga Z. Pugliese and Ethan Matt Kavaler, eds, Faith and Fantasy in the Renaissance: Texts, Images and Religious Practices (Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto Press, 2009), 229-46. [link to article]

“The Bible on the Wall,” in Wim François and August den Hollander, eds, Infant Milk or Hardy Nourishment? The Bible for Lay People and Theologians in the Early Modern Period, Bibliotheca ephemeridum theologicarum Lovaniensium Peeters and Leuven University Press, 2009), 337-66. [link to article]

“Idolatry and Western-inspired Painting in Japan,” in Michael W. Cole and Rebecca Zorach, eds, Idols in the Age of Art. Objects, Devotions and the Early Modern World (Ashgate, 2009), 239-66. “Deciphering the Dutch in Deshima,” in Benjamin Kaplan, Marybeth Carlson and Laura Cruz, eds, Boundaries and Their Meanings in the History of the Netherlands (Brill, 2009), 63- 94. [link to article]

“The Dutch Text Painting,” Word and Image 23 (2007): 72-88. [link to article]

“At Home with the Ten Commandments: Domestic Text Paintings in Seventeenth-century

Amsterdam,” in Amy Golahny, Mia M. Mochizuki and Lisa Vergara, eds, In His Milieu. Essays on Netherlandish Art in Memory of John Michael Montias (Amsterdam University Press, 2006), 287-300.

“Supplanting the Devotional Image after Netherlandish Iconoclasm,” in Anne McClanan and Jeff Johnson, eds, Negating the Image: Case Studies in Iconoclasm (Ashgate, 2005), 137-62. [link to article]

Republished in Chinese (Nanjing: Jiangsu Fine Arts Publishing House/Jiangsu meishu chubanshe, 2009), 192-220+.

“An Overlooked Still Life by Jacob Saverij,” Source. Notes in the History of Art 23, no. 4 (Summer 2004): 25-37. “The Quandary of the Dutch Reformed Church Masters,” in Arie-Jan Gelderblom, Jan L. de Jong and Marc van Vaeck, eds, The Low Countries as a Crossroads of Religious Belief. Intersections. Yearbook for Early Modern Studies 3 (2003): 141-63+.

Review Articles

Iconoclasms: Koenraad Jonckheere, Antwerp after Iconoclasm. Experiments in Decorum, 1566-1585, and Angela Vanhaelen, The Wake of Iconoclasm. Painting the Church in the Dutch Republic,” Oxford Art Journal 37/1 (March 2014): 99-103, doi: 10.1093/oxartj/kct038.

“Rose Marie San Juan, Vertiginous Mirrors. The Animation of the Visual Image and Early Modern Travel,” The Journal of Early Modern History (2013).

“Els Stronks, Negotiating Differences. Word, Image and Religion in the Dutch Republic,” The Low Countries Historical Review 127/4 (2012): URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-10986 or http://www.bmgn-lchr.nl/index.php/bmgn/article/view/8171.

“Ann Adams, Public Faces and Private Identities in Seventeenth-Century Holland: Portraiture and the Production of Community,Sixteenth Century Journal 43 (Summer 2012): 543-45.

“Larry Silver and Shelley Perlove, Rembrandt’s Faith. Church and Temple in the Dutch Golden Age,” The Catholic Historical Review 96 (Winter 2010): 824-26.

“Julie Berger Hochstrasser, Still Life and Dutch Trade,” Renaissance Quarterly 61 (Winter 2008): 222-223.

“Eric Jan Sluijter, Rembrandt and the Female Nude,” Sixteenth Century Journal 38 (Fall 2007): 749- 50.

Selected honors

Ashgate Editor’s Choice Selection for The Netherlandish Image after Iconoclasm, 2015
Research Fellowship, International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken), 2014
Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate Theological Union, 2013
Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), 2009
Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology, Association of Theological Schools (ATS), 2009
ACE/Mercers’ International Book Award for Religious Art and Architecture for The Netherlandish Image after Iconoclasm, 2009
College Art Association Publication Award for The Netherlandish Image after Iconoclasm, 2007
Theron Rockwell Field Prize (Best Dissertation in the Humanities), Yale University, 2001