I am Assistant Professor of Early Modern Art and Visual Culture at Boise State University where I have taught on both modern and early modern art, as well as art history methods and historiography, museum studies, and global art history. Before coming to Boise State, I was Postdoctoral Fellow at Central European University in Budapest, where I received funding from the Central European University Budapest Foundation, and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture. I earned my doctorate in Art History from McGill University.
My primary field of research is the art and visual culture of the early modern period, with an emphasis on Germanic and Slavonic Europe, but I venture out into the modern period to provide a longue-durée perspective on this region. I focus on topics that connect past and present, including early modern proto-nationalism, globalisation, cultural entanglement, and perceptions of selfhood and alterity. I have published on these subjects in, among others, Slavonic and East European Review, Journal of Early Modern History, Journal of the History of Collections, World Art, Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung, and The Polish Review, with further studies forthcoming.
I am currently revising my first book, Transcultural Things and the Reinvention of Tradition in Early Modern Poland-Lithuania.
I am also a co-investigator on the AHRC-funded research project, Connected Central European Worlds, 1500–1700. Its purpose is to foster debate about methodological approaches to artefacts produced and consumed in the region of Europe that stretches from the Baltic to the Adriatic, and from the Rhine to the Danube and the Dnieper.