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Tara Field

Visual aspects of devotional practices in Roman Catholic traditions with a focus on ex-voto practices of Italy, Spain and Mexico
Research Interests: 

ex-votos and votive offerings, pilgrimage, Marian devotion, memory studies, material religion, art history and visual culture of Umbria and Central Italy, Italian ceramics

Porter 213
Selected Presentations: 

“Miracles and Memory: Tracking Transformation in the Madonna dei Bagni”, University of Massachusetts Amherst Renaissance Graduate Conference: Spaces of Authority. October 2018.

Teaching Interests: 

Instructor, HAVC 55 Unclothed: The Naked Body from Antiquity to the Present, Fall 2020

Instructor, HAVC 191B The Virgin of Guadalupe: Images and Symbolism in Spain, Mexico, and the United States, Summer II 2020

Honors and Awards: 

Visual Studies Grant, HAVC Department, UCSC, 2018, 2019, 2020

Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence, UCSC, 2018

Graduate Student Association Travel Grant, UCSC, 2018

Regent’s Fellowship, UCSC, 2017-2018

Education and Training: 
MA Visual Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
MA Art History and Visual Culture, Richmond University, London
BA Italian Studies, John Cabot University