Betty Schlothan

Betty Schlothan
Graduate Student


Area of Concentration: Northern Renaissance
Faculty Advisor: Mark A. Meadow
Dissertation: "Visual Constructions and Assertions of Community in the Early Modern Towns of the German Erzgebirge"
M.A. Thesis: "Intriguing Relationships: An Exploration of Early Modern German Prints of Relic Displays and Reliquaries" (UC Riverside, completed 2013)


Betty Schlothan is a Ph.D. Candidate at University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Arts in German, and a minor in European history. After earning a Master of International Management, and managing budgets for many years as a financial planner and analyst in the oil and gas and high tech industries, Betty turned her energies to art history. She earned a MA in Art History from the University of California, Riverside in 2013. Her principal areas of interest revolve around early modern materials, including modes of production, technical developments, contemporary epistemology of the raw and finished materials, and the production and transfer of related meaning and knowledge.

After being honored as an Outstanding Teaching Assistant, and earning a University Teaching Credential at University of California, Riverside, Betty has taught art history survey classes at Chaffey College and University of California, Riverside.