B.A., Vassar College; Ph.D., Yale University
Mia Mochizuki is an art historian. Her interdisciplinary research has drawn upon art, architecture and other visual sources — from masterpieces to material culture — to address problems in early modern intellectual history, with special attention to Renaissance, Reformation and Baroque art, particularly those objects produced by the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Portuguese and Dutch trading networks that situate European art in a broader world context.
Her books include: The Jesuit Global Baroque (2015), The Netherlandish Image after Iconoclasm 1566 - 1672 (2008), which received the College Art Association Publication Award and the ACE/Mercers' International Book Award for Religious Art and Architecture, and In His Millieu, Essays on Netherlandish Arts in Memory of John Michael Montias (2006) on the archival and socio-economic study of art.
Her research has consistently been recognized with awards from the J. William Fulbright / Netherland-America Foundation, the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, Yale University (Theron Rockwell Field Prize for the best dissertation in the humanities), the American Council of Learned Societies (Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship), the Association of Theological Schools (Henry Luce III Fellowship), and the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto (Nichibunken). She is also Associate Professor of the History of Art at NYU NY’s Institute of Fine Arts.
Previously, Prof. Mochizuki held the Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr. Chair of Art History and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, where she received the Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award, and taught in the art history departments of the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University and the University of Chicago. Born in Tokyo and educated at Sacred Heart schools and Groton School, she has a long-standing commitment to international education.