Areas of Concentration: Role of monstrosity and Otherness in sixteenth-century global context, 16th-century Spanish collecting, objects of cultural patrimony in Early Modern Europe, cartography as a mode of knowledge and power production
Faculty Advisor: Mark A. Meadow
M.A. Thesis: "White Christian European Identity, Monstrosity and Morality in Bosch's 1482 Vienna Last Judgment" (UC-Davis, completed 2015)
Hannah Kagan-Moore received her Master's degree from UC Davis this past fall, with a focus on Hieronymus Bosch and the relationship between medieval and Early Modern visual constructions of monstrosity and Otherness. She plans to continue this work at UCSB, and is interested in the role of monstrosity and Otherness in sixteenth-century global context. Other major research interests include sixteenth-century Spanish collecting, objects of cultural patrimony in Early Modern Europe, and cartography as a mode of knowledge and power production. At UC Davis, she assistant taught a diverse slate of courses in topics including Mediterranean art history, dramatic art, costuming, fashion history, environmental design and Chinese cinema. She completed her undergraduate double minor in Studio Art and Art History at Skidmore College.