Hannah Kagan-Moore

Hannah Kagan-Moore
Graduate Student


Areas of Concentration: Early Modern German paintings and prints, identity formation, civic identity, class struggle
Faculty Advisor: Mark A. Meadow
Committee Members: Hilary Bernstein (History, UCSB), Andrew Morrall (Bard Graduate Center)
Dissertation: "Social Identity and the City in the Augsburger Monatsbilder"
M.A. Thesis: "White Christian European Identity, Monstrosity and Morality in Bosch's 1482 Vienna Last Judgment" (UC-Davis, completed 2015)


Hannah Kagan-Moore is a seventh-year Ph.D. Candidate specializing in sixteenth-century Northern European paintings and prints. Her dissertation examines the 1531 Augsburger Monatsbilder cycle, examining how the paintings produced ideas of public space, civic identity and hierarchy in early modern Augsburg, Germany. She is a 2021 recipient of the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation Fellowship as well as a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Grant for German language study at the Middlebury Language Schools. She has served as the Graduate Student Representative to the faculty (2016-2019), treasurer of the Art History Graduate Association (2019-2020), and as an elected statewide bargaining representative to the Graduate Student Union, UAW 2865 (2018). Before attending UC Santa Barbara, Hannah received her M.A. in Art History from UC Davis in 2015. She holds a B.A. from Skidmore College with a double major in Studio Art and Art History.