Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley
Mia M. Mochizuki, Ph.D.

Mia M. Mochizuki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Art History and Religion

Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr. Chair of Art History and Religion

B.A., Vassar College;
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Phone: (510) 549-5010
Office Hours: By appointment


About the Professor

Before coming to Berkeley in 2005, Mia M. Mochizuki taught in the art history departments of Columbia University and the University of Chicago. She has a joint appointment with the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, and is Affiliated Faculty in the Department of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. Born in Tokyo, she grew up in Europe, Japan, and the United States, and was educated at international Sacred Heart schools, Groton School, Vassar College (B.A.), Leiden University and Yale University (Ph.D., Department of the History of Art).

Professor Mochizuki's interdisciplinary research has addressed problems in early modern visual culture, with special attention to Reformation (Catholic and Protestant) and global Baroque art, particularly those objects produced by the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Portuguese and Dutch trading networks that situate European art in a broader context. Recent publications include: The Netherlandish Image after Iconoclasm, 1566-1672: Material Religion in the Dutch Golden Age (Ashgate, 2008), which received the College Art Association Publication Award and the ACE/Mercers' International Book Award for Religious Art and Architecture, and In His Milieu: Essays on Netherlandish Art in Memory of John Michael Montais (Amsterdam University Press, 2006) on the archival and socio-economic study of art. Her book, The Earliest European Art in Japan, 1543-1639, is forthcoming.

Her research has consistently been recognized with awards from Yale University (Theron Rockwell Field Prize for the Best Dissertation in the Humanities), the J. William Fulbright Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies (Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship), the Association of Theological Schools (Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology) and a Visiting Fellowship at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies ("Nichibunken"), Kyoto.

In 2013, she was the recipient of the Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award, and her pedagogical and mentoring skills have been noted by a Newhall Fellowship Award (2007), a Teagle-Wabash Learning and Teaching Award (2008), and her role as a faculty advisor for a Townsend Center Faculty and Doctoral Student Work Group at the University of California, Berkeley, on "Mobilities and Materialities of the Early Modern World" (2013-2014). She is a frequently invited speaker at universities and museums in the United States and abroad (Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Geneva, Leuven, London, Rome, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Utrecht).

Professor Mochizuki will not be teaching at the Jesuit School during the academic year 2013-2014.


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