Area of Concentration: Seventeenth-century Dutch painting
Faculty Advisor: Ann Jensen Adams
Committee Members: Mark A. Meadow, Ann Taves (Religious Studies, UCSB)
Dissertation: "Clandestine Devotion, Spiritual Reformation and Community Perseverance in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Catholic Visual Culture"
M.A. Thesis: "Queen Catherine of Braganza as St. Catherine: Picturing Piety and Female Agency at the Restoration Court," completed 2012
Diva Zumaya is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, completing her dissertation, "Clandestine Devotion, Spiritual Reformation and Community Perseverance in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Catholic Visual Culture" under the supervision of Prof. Ann Jensen Adams. She graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California with a B.A. in Art History in 2010 and wrote her master’s thesis at UCSB in Winter 2012, entitled "Queen Catherine of Braganza as St. Catherine: Picturing Piety and Female Agency at the Restoration Court.” Diva is an adjunct assistant curator at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum on campus, where she has curated Goya: Disasters of War (2013). In 2015, she curated Piranesi: Architecture of the Imagination at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and received a Short-Term Weber Fellowship at the Huntington Museum and Library. Diva is presently co-curating the exhibition Sacred Art in the Age of Contact, which will open at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum in September 2017. In the Department of the History of Art & Architecture, Diva has also coordinated symposia, supervised education outreach interns, and serves as a teaching assistant and associate.