Margaret Mansfield

Margaret Mansfield
Graduate Student


Area of Concentration: Seventeenth-century Dutch Art
Faculty Advisor: Ann Jensen Adams
M.A. Thesis: "Ordered Disorder: Dutch Painting of the Topsy-Turvy World" (Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, completed 2013)


Margaret Mansfield is a second year doctoral student at the University of California Santa Barbara, whose major field in seventeenth-century Dutch art. Her research examines depictions of food and feasting as well as the structures of spaces related to food storage, preparation, trade, and consumption. Prior to enrolling at UC Santa Barbara, she taught Visual Literacy at Santa Barbara City College. Margaret came to UCSB with her bachelor’s in Art History and Philosophy from Boston College and her Master’s in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Margaret is currently co- chair for the Art History Graduate Student Association and a student member of the Curriculum Committee.