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.
- HSRA 3490: Masterpieces of Religious Art
- RAHS 3536: Methods of Visual Analysis
- RASP 3631: Art and Inculturation (with Eduardo Fernández, S.J., S.T.D.)
- RAHS 3822: Art in Rome
- HSRA 4638: The Jesuits and the Arts
- RAHS 4639: Art of the Jesuit Missions
- RAHS 4840: Iconoclasm and the Image
- RAHS 4941: The Sensory Baroque
- RAHS 4942: Rembrandt and the Bible
- RAHS 5000: Art and Religion Area Proseminar (with Michael Morris, O.P., Ph.D. and Rossitza Schroeder, Ph.D.)
- The Netherlandish Image after Iconoclasm, 1566-1672. Material Religion in the Dutch Golden Age (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008). Winner of the College Art Association Publication Award (2007) and of the Art and Christian Enquiry/Mercers' International Book Award (2009).
- With Amy Golahny and Lisa Vergara, eds., In His Milieu. Essays on Netherlandish Art in Memory of John Michael Montais (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2006).
- "Syncretism, Visually Considered," in Henri Derroite and Wim François, eds., Syncretism: Failure or Opportunity for Inculturation?, Bibliotheca ephemeridum theologicarum Lovaniensium (Leuven: Peeters and Leuven University Press, forthcoming 2014).
- "The Diaspora of a Jesuit Press: Mimetic Imitation on the World Stage," in Feike Dietz, Adam Morton, Lien Roggen, Els Stronks and Marc van Vaeck, eds., Crosscurrents in Illustrated Religious Texts in the North of Europe, 1500-1800 (Farnham: Ashgate, forthcoming 2014).
- "Shock Value: The Jesuit Martyrs of Japan and the Ethics of Sight," in Sally M. Promey, ed., Sensational Religion: Sense and Contention in Material Practice (New Haven: Yale University Press, forthcoming 2014).
- "Iconoclasm," in Frank Burch Brown, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).
- With Yoriko Kobayashi-Sato, "Perspective and Its Discontents or St. Lucy's Eyes," in Dana Leibsohn and Jeanette Favrot Peterson, eds., Seeing Across Cultures in the Early Modern Period (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), 21-48+.
- "Seductress of Site: The Nagasaki Madonna of the Snow," in Anton W.A. Boschloo, Jacquelyn N. Coutré, Stephanie S. Dickey, Nicolette C. Sluijter-Seijffert, eds., Aemulatio. Imitation, Emulation and Invention in Netherlandish Art 1500 to 1800. Essays in Honor of Eric Jan Sluijter (Zwolle: Waanders, 2011), 76-88+.
- "The Movable Center: The Netherlandish Map in Japan," in Michael North, ed., Artistic and Cultural Exchanges between Europe and Asia, 1400-1900: Rethinking Markets, Workshops and Collections (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010), 109-133+.
- “Ignatius de Loyola, S.J., Geestelycke oeffeninghen van den H. Vader Ignativs van Loyola... (Antwerp: Michiel Cnobbaert, 1673),” in Paul Begheyn, S.J., and Rob Faesen, S.J., eds, Jesuit Books in the Low Countries 1540-1773. A Selection from the Maurits Sabbe Library (Leuven: Peeters, 2009), 196-201.
- “Rembrandt's Ten Commandments. The Impact of Pluralism on the Religious Imagination,” in Matt Kavaler and Olga Pugliese, eds, Faith and Fantasy in the Early Modern World (Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto Press, 2009), 229-46.
- “The Dutch Text Painting,” Word and Image 23 (2007): 72-88.
- “Supplanting the Devotional Image after Netherlandish Iconoclasm,” in Anne McClanan and Jeff Johnson, eds, Negating the Image: Case Studies in Iconoclasm (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005), 137-62. Also published in Chinese by Jiangsu Fine Arts Publishing House (2009), 192-220+.