Areas of Concentration: Late Renaissance/Early Baroque, Cultural Exchange, Networks
Faculty Advisor: Robert Williams
Committee Members: Mark A. Meadow, E. Bruce Robertson, Michael North (University of Greifswald, Germany)
Dissertation: "Hans Rottenhammer in Venice: Networking in Style between Italy and Germany"
M.A. Thesis: "Caught Between the Folds: An Intertextual and Intervisual Engagement with Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Religious Paintings" (Temple University, completed 2010)
Sophia Quach McCabe is a Ph.D. Candidate whose dissertation concerns paintings on copper panels, cultural exchange, and the relationship between art, commerce, and networks in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Sophia has received numerous awards for dissertation research. In 2015-2016, Sophia spent ten months in Germany supported by the Fulbright Program. During this period, she was a fellow at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel. In 2016-2017, Sophia continued her research in Venice through funding from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation’s Venetian Program for Individual Scholars. This year, she is completing her research abroad with the Albert and Elaine Borchard European Studies Fellowship. Sophia has presented her research at various international conferences, including the Renaissance Society of America and the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference. Prior to entering graduate school, Sophia received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University, and spent several years traveling globally as a market manager.