Graduate Theological Union

Mia M. Mochizuki

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
and Graduate Theological Union
Associate Professor
Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr. Chair of Art History and Religion
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2006

Ph.D., Yale University, 2001
B.A., Vassar College, 1993

Phone: 510/549-5010

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Art of the Jesuit missions
  • Early modern European visual culture
  • Netherlandish and Portuguese global art networks
  • Material religion in the Dutch Golden Age
  • Iconoclasm and the image
  • Masterpieces of religious art and architecture

Selected Publications

  • Sensational Religion: Sense and Contention in Material, ed. (with Sally Promney and Richard Meyer), Yale University Press, 2013.
  • The Netherlandish Image after Iconoclasm, 1566-1672. Material Religion in the Dutch Golden Age, Ashgate, 2008.
    Winner of the College Art Association Publication Award (2007)
    Winner of the Art and Christian Enquiry/Mercers’ International Book Award (2009)
  • In His Milieu. Essays on Netherlandish Art in Memory of John Michael Montias, ed. (with Amy Golahny and Lisa Vergara), Amsterdam University Press, 2006.
  • “Perspective and Its Discontents or St. Lucy’s Eyes,” (with Yoriko Kobayashi-Sato) in Seeing Across Cultures in the Early Mondern Period, Dana Leibsohn and Jeanette Favrot Peterson, eds., Ashgate, 2012.
  • “Iconoclasm,” in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts, Frank Burch Brown, ed., Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • “Rembrandt’s Ten Commandments. The Impact of Pluralism on the Religious Imagination,” in Faith and Fantasy in the Renaissance: Texts, Images and Religious Practices, Olga Z. Pulgiese and Ethan Matt Kavaler, eds., University of Toronto Press, 2009.